Apr 16, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Psychology

  
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    PSY 498 - Readings and Research


    Variable credits
    A project designed in conjunction with a department faculty advisor in basic psychological research on a topic of the student’s choosing.
    Prerequisite(s): PSY 411  or consent of instructor.
    Term Offered: See department chair

Sociology

  
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    SOC x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    An intensive study and discussion of selected topics in sociology. Possible topics include social class and inequality, marriage and the family, social problems and topics relating to criminal justice. May be repeated with change of topic.
    Prerequisite(s): varies with topic.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SOC x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology


    3 credits
    An introduction to analysis of human behavior and group life. Major concepts and theories relating to culture, society, and social processes are covered. Community and institutional organizations are studied.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    SOC 220 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity


    3 credits
    An analysis of the social and cultural aspects of race and ethnicity. Emphasis is on minority groups in the U.S. Concepts such as assimilation, social inequality, social conflict, and pluralism are examined.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SOC 250 - Sociology of Crime and Deviant Behavior


    3 credits
    A sociological examination of crime and delinquency in the U.S. The course covers crime, victims, methods of control and their alternatives, treatment, prevention, and the criminal justice system.
    Term Offered: Fall semester

Spanish

  
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    SPA x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
  
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    SPA x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPA 100 - Hispanic Cultures


    3 credits
    This course will give students the preliminary knowledge to become successful at handling challenges they will encounter when engaging with another culture. By studying areas like language, current trends, and important traditions students will be able to discover Latin American culture, compare and contrast it with American culture, and also consider when they overlap. The final result is a student that will not only have a better cultural competency of our neighbors directly to the south, but of all Spanish-speaking countries around the world.
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1


    4 credits
    Introduction to the Spanish language. Fundamentals of comprehension, speaking, reading, writing, and culture.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish 2


    4 credits
    Continuation of SPA 101 .
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 101  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish 1


    3 credits
    Oral and written communication skills will continue to be developed and expanded. Readings emphasizing cultural topics will be introduced and discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 102  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish 2


    3 credits
    Continuation of SPA 201 .
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 201  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPA 210 - Beginning Spanish for Business


    3 credits
    An introduction of Spanish terminology for business purposes. This course is designed for the student who is not seeking a minor or major, but who wishes to enhance their skills in the language with business applications.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 202  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPA 250 - Intermediate Spanish Grammar


    3 credits
    This course is designed to strengthen awareness of the system of agreement, to refine use of the tenses, and generally to increase the level of linguistic sophistication in the use of Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 202  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPA 312 - Spanish Civilization


    3 credits
    An introduction to the Peninsular culture through its history, art, music, philosophy and literature.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 250  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Odd fall semesters
  
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    SPA 313 - Latin American Civilization


    3 credits
    An in depth study of Latin American culture through its history, art, philosophy and literature from Pre-Columbian times through the 21st Century.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 250  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Even fall semesters
  
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    SPA 320 - Advanced Spanish Composition


    3 credits
    Intense review of Spanish grammatical structures, syntax, and idioms in order to improve speaking and writing skills.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 250  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPA 330 - Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish


    3 credits
    Literary terminology and methodology specific to Spanish literature is learned. Analysis of narrative, poetry, theater, and essays will be done.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 250  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPA 335 - Intermediate Culture, Composition and Conversation


    3 credits
    Speaking, writing and reading skills will be improved through discussions of Hispanic cultural topics related to language, food, dance, literature, and contemporary issues from specific Latin American countries. The emphasis is on increasing oral expression, vocabulary acquisition and usage while learning about various topics from specific countries in the Southern Hemisphere of the Americas.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better), or by placement
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 340 - Survey of Spanish Literature 1


    3 credits
    Study of Spanish Literature from its epic beginnings through the 17th century, including the Cid, the Celestina, Cervantes, and Lope de Vega.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 341 - Survey of Spanish Literature 2


    3 credits
    A study of representative works from 1750 to 1898. Included are works of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 342 - Survey of Spanish Literature 3


    3 credits
    Reading and discussion of selected works beginning with the Generation of ‘98 and including pre- and post-Civil War literature.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 350 - Survey of Latin-American Literature 1


    3 credits
    Introduction to Latin American literature from its origins to the eighteenth century.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 351 - Survey of Latin-American Literature 2


    3 credits
    Introduction to Latin American literature from the eighteenth through the twenty-first centuries.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 330  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPA 361 - Advanced Spanish for Business


    3 credits
    Advanced business terminology, letter writing, telephone communication and cultural implications of conducting business in a Spanish speaking country.
    Prerequisite(s): One of SPA 210 , SPA 250  or SPA 320  (grade of C or better)
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPA 375 - Conversation, Phonology, and Phonetics


    3 credits
    Study of the Spanish sound system to improve spelling and pronunciation. Emphasis on understanding the distinct linguistic environments that affect how certain sounds are produced.
    Prerequisite(s): SPA 320  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPA 490 - Spanish Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the Internship Coordinator, and the department.
  
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    SPA 495 - Senior Thesis


    3 credits
    A scholarly project on a theme of interest to the student. Crafted individually with the advisor with an end product in Spanish of a minimum 30-page essay.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission of advisor
    Term Offered: See department chair

Sport and Exercise Science

  
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    SPE x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPE x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPE 200 - Foundations of Sport & Exercise Science


    2 credits
    This course will provide an overview of the history and foundational principles in exercise science. Students will gain an understanding of exercise science topics related to terminology, anatomical structures, human physiology systems, scientific research & writing, and basic human assessments. Skills and techniques pertaining to various professions in the field will be explored.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    SPE 210 - Strength and Conditioning


    3 credits
    Students will incorporate strength-training technique and principles into planning and design of strength training programs. Emphasis will be placed on learning and practicing lifting techniques and instructing individuals in the proper execution of the strength training exercises. Students will participate in a strength-training program throughout the course.
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPE 240 - Sport Psychology


    3 credits
    This course in the scientific study of psychology emphasizes theory, principle applications, primary literature, and research within the field of psychology as it applies to sport and exercise settings. Specific areas that will be addressed include, but are not limited to: concentration, motivation, leadership, goal setting, assessment, emotions, and confidence. The students will also identify the relationship of these principles to Christian life.
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPE 310 - Motor Learning and Development


    3 credits
    Consider the principles and theoretical perspectives of motor development and life span effects on human body systems. Observe, examine and assess human movement and environmental effects influencing movement through practical application. 
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPE 325 - Exercise Physiology


    4 credits
    A study of how normal physiological function (homeostasis) is altered, and subsequently restored, in response to various forms of stress in exercise and training. The course will cover human energy transfer, human energy expenditure, evaluation of energy-generating capacities, the cardiovascular system, and the musculoskeletal system. 3 lec, 2 hrs lab.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 225  and BIO 255  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPE 350 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription


    4 credits
    Develop an objective and comprehensive approach to analyzing physical, cardiovascular and muscle fitness levels for individuals across the life span. Examine and design exercise plans and directives based on exercise frequency, intensity, duration, and specificity of training response to assist individuals to achieve desired fitness goals. 3 lec. 2 lab
    Prerequisite(s): SPE 210  and SPE 325  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPE 415 - Anatomical Kinesiology


    4 credits
    This course provides a comprehensive approach to understanding the neuromusculoskeletal system specific to human movement and performance. Extensive discussion will focus on the interactions and functions of skeletal, muscle, joints and nerves. Topics of muscle insertion and origin, kinetic chains, anatomy trains, and neuromuscular function will be explored. Labs will address muscle and skeletal palpation, kinesthesis and proprioception and neuromuscular motor patterns. 4 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 225  and BIO 255 , Declared BIO, NUR, SPE major or consent of instructor
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    SPE 425 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics


    4 credits
    A study of human movement. The course will include a review and assessment of human movement, performance and function by applying the science of biomechanics, anatomy, physiology and motor learning. The course will also include the study of enhanced movement, function or performance in the areas of sports. 3 lec. 2 lab
    Prerequisite(s): BIO 225  and BIO 255 .
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPE 450 - Research Strategies Exercise Science


    2 credits
    A capstone course providing students the opportunity to conduct undergraduate action research. The course will include development of a research proposal, literature review, research design and analysis. Students will submit a written summary paper and participate in poster showcase. Required capstone for the Sport & Exercise Science major.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior SPE major or by approval from the department
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    SPE 490 - Sport and Exercise Science Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the internship coordinator, and the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester

Sport Management

  
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    SPM x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    An in-depth study and discussion of a specific sports management topic. May be repeated with change of topics. Possible topics include leadership, management, exclusive events, adaptive athletic events. 
    Prerequisite(s): varies with topic.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPM x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    SPM 150 - Introduction to Sport Management


    3 credits
    This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to concepts, theories and principles within sports management. Students will have an opportunity to develop their organizing, management and leadership skills while exploring various career options.
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    SPM 200 - Recreational Programming


    3 credits
    Emphasis on life span programming for recreational and physical fitness facilities and community programs. Topics may include programming principles, program selection and development, publicity, budgeting, supervision and equipment management and evaluation of goal-oriented activities.
    Prerequisite(s): SPM 150  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPM 225 - Facility Operation


    3 credits
    This course will encompass planning, development and management of sport, athletic, fitness and recreation facilities. Topics will include standard setting, financial planning and budgeting, building design, functional aspects and amenities, and personnel management. 
    Prerequisite(s): SPM 150  
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPM 300 - Sport Promotion and Event Management


    3 credits
    Management methods and strategies required for successful researching, promoting, planning, staffing, financing, conducting and evaluating events specific within a sports context. Students will consider aspects such as medical emergency, crowd control, evacuation, registration, safety and risk management features of sports events. 
    Prerequisite(s): SPM 200  & SPM 225  
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    SPM 325 - Legal Issues in Sport Management


    3 credits
    Students will gain an understanding in the legal system with an emphasis on terminology and principles applied to sport management. Other aspects will include, limiting liability of sports organization, negligence, risk management, and contract law.
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPM 450 - Research Seminar in Sport Management


    3 credits
    This capstone course will provide students an opportunity to research current industry materials and topics and apply their knowledge to a practical sports experience. 
    Prerequisite(s): senior standing and consent of instructor.
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    SPM 490 - Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with the department.
    Term Offered: Every semester

Theatre

  
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    THR x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
  
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    THR x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with department.
  
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    THR 101 - Introduction to Theatre


    3 credits
    This course develops an understanding of and appreciation for theatre through introduction to the various components and expressions of story in performance and an examination of topics including genre, style, structure, purpose and cultural context, as well as the roles of the collaborative artists responsible for a theatre production. Focus will be on fulfilling the role of “knowledgeable critic.” Attendance of on- and off-campus performances will be required-with ticket cost assumed by the student. 
  
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    THR 104 - Vocation in Theatre 1


    1 credits
    An introduction to the ways and means a Christian uses his/her intellect, abilities, and artistry in the fulfillment of vocation through theatre activity. Topics will include, but not limited to theatre as an academic endeavor, and theatre in community and culture. Intended for theatre majors and minors.
  
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    THR 195 - Theatre Practicum 1


    1 credits
    Credit is earned through significant involvement in an acting role or staff position for a WLC Theatre Deparment producation and documentation of a professional process. Roles/positions are designated by faculty as approved practicum opportunities for a given production.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 210  for acting role - may be concurrent; Students must have participated in at least one WLC theatre production prior to enrolling.
  
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    THR 201 - Script Analysis


    3 credits
    A foundational course on the core processes involved in turning a drama (written script) into a performance. A variety of scripts will be examined utilizing critical, analytical, and creative methods for the purpose of developing a coherent, structured approach for work of artistic merit. Meets General Education Fine Arts Requirement.
  
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    THR 204 - Vocation in Theatre 2


    1 credits
    A continuation of THR 104 , exploring and examining the ways and means a Christian uses his/her intellect, abilities, and artistry in the fulfillment of vocation through theatre activity-specifically focusing on the relationship between theatre and Christian living, theology, and post-modern culture.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 104 
  
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    THR 210 - Acting 1


    3 credits
    This introductory course will sharpen basic skills necessary for all actors (concentration, imagination, observation, physical and vocal awareness, memorization, and risk) and will introduce Constantin Stanislavski’s approach to character analysis and portrayal through various means, including the first steps of Sanford Meisner’s repetition exercises.  Scene work will vary from solo performances to scripted work, with a focus on contemporary plays.  Coursework will culminate in a public performance.  Outside reading, writing, and rehearsing will be required.
  
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    THR 231 - Scenery and Props Studio


    1 credits
    A fundamental and functional introduction to the tools, materials, and applicable skills used in scenery and props construction. Studio format: 2 hours in class per week. Practical out-of-class crew work on current productions may be required.
  
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    THR 232 - Lighting and Sound Studio


    1 credits
    A fundamental and functional introduction to the equipment, operation, and applicable skills used in stage lighting and sound. Studio format: 2 hours in class per week. Practical out-of-class crew work on current productions may be required.
  
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    THR 233 - Costume Studio


    1 credits
    A fundamental and functional introduction to the equipment, operation, and applicable skills used in crafting costumes. Studio format: 2 hours in class per week. Practical out-of-class crew work on current productions may be required.
  
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    THR 234 - Stage Makeup Studio


    1 credits
    A fundamental and functional introduction to the materials and applicable skills used in stage makeup. Studio format: 2 hours in class per week. A makeup kit is required for this course. Practical out-of-class crew work on current productions may be required.
  
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    THR 260 - Theatre and Stage Management


    3 credits
    An introduction and overview of all aspects of management regarding theatre arts production-pre-production, backstage, rehearsals, and administrative operations.  Specific focus will be on structures and organizational models, the role of the stage manager, and the unique challenges of operating a theatre organization in the 21st century.
  
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    THR 295 - Theatre Practicum 2


    1 credits
    Credit is earned through significant involvement in an acting role or staff position for a WLC Theatre Department producation and documentation of a professional process. Roles/positions are designated by faculty as approved practicum opportunities for a given production. It is recommended that this practicum be in a different production position than THR 195 .
    Prerequisite(s): THR 195 
  
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    THR 301 - Theatre History


    3 credits
    A survey of theatre history from its origins through the 19th Century, as well as an introduction to production dramaturgy. Meets General Education Fine Arts Requirement.
  
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    THR 304 - Vocation in Theatre 3


    1 credits
    A culmination of THR 104  and THR 204 , exploring and examining the ways and means a Christian uses his/her intellect, abilities, and artistry in the fulfillment of vocation through theatre activity specifically broadening the conceptual viewpoint and developing a personal creed and manifesto.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 104  and THR 204 
  
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    THR 305 - Playwriting


    3 credits
    An exploration of the techniques and processes of developing an original script for performance. Topics will include the study of existing scripts as well as the development of skills used in creating dramatic characters, writing effective dialogue and developing engaging plots. The course will culminate in the creation and possible presentation of a ten-minute play.
  
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    THR 310 - Acting 2


    3 credits
    This course will continue to build upon the work from THR 210-Acting I, as actors will go continue to progress through the Sanford Meisner repetition exercises. The first part of the course will focus on performing contemporary plays. This course will also introduce the concepts how to use punctuation, alliteration, assonance, sentence structure, and emotion as a guide to truthfully performing the works of William Shakespeare.  Coursework will culminate in a public performance. Outside reading, writing, and rehearsing will be required.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 210  
  
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    THR 311 - Peformance Studio 1


    3 credits
    Running concurrently and in the same classroom as THR 411 - Performance Studio II, this course will introduce the principles of directing in the theatre during the first part of the semester. Students will also build upon the acting skills acquired in THR 210 - Acting I and will serve as part of the performance company during the in-class productions in the second part of the semester. Coursework will culminate in a public performance. Outside reading, writing, and rehearsing will be required.

     
    Prerequisite(s): THR 210  
  
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    THR 315 - Concept and Collaboration


    3 credits
    Instruction and examination of the tools, processes and expressions that synthesizes all of the analytical work on a script into a concise, overarching structure to stimulate the imagination of collaborating production artists and audience members. Multiple projects and presentations focus on interpretation, creative process and visual presentation. Contemporary issues and trends in production design are explored.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 201 
  
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    THR 395 - Theatre Practicum 3


    1 credits
    Credit is earned through significant involvement in an acting role or staff position for a WLC Theatre Department producation and documentation of a professional process. Roles/positions are designated by faculty as approved practicum opportunities for a given production. If THR 195  and THR 295  were in the same position (i.e. acting) this practicum must be in a different production position.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 295  
  
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    THR 404 - Senior Capstone in Theatre


    3 credits
    Students demonstrate their competence in three culminating components: (1.) students undertake and present a major project (approved by the faculty) which exhibits an appropriate synthesis of their course and production experiences as well as their vocational expectations; (2) students offer a professional presentation of their preparedness to enter a vocation in theatre (or related field) as a Christian leader; and (3) students complete a comprehensive oral exam based on the theatre core curriculum and supplemental reading list. Faculty and guest respondents may be utilized.
    Prerequisite(s): Theatre major or minor with senior status
  
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    THR 411 - Peformance Studio 2


    3 credits
    Running concurrently and in the same classroom as THR 311 - Performance Studio I, this course will review and build upon the principles of directing in the theatre learned in THR 311 in the first part of the semester. The second part of the semester will consist of students creating an in-course theatre company, consisting of a director, performers, and a possible design team. Company roles will be determined by each student’s area focus. Coursework will culminate in a public performance. Outside reading, writing, and rehearsing will be required.
    Prerequisite(s): THR 311  
  
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    THR 430 - Methods of Teaching Theatre


    2 credits
    A study of the special problems that face the teacher of theatre. Includes special attention to the development and criticism of theatre class assignments, the operation and organization of a school theatre program, and the selection and production of dramatic activities at the elementary and secondary levels in both public and parochial settings . Open to theatre majors or minors in secondary education certification programs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education and senior staus.
  
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    THR 490 - Theatre Internship


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with department.

Theology

  
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    THE x91 - Special Topics


    Variable credits
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    THE x99 - Independent Study


    Variable credits
    By arrangement with department.
    Term Offered: See department chair
  
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    THE 100 - Introduction to Christianity


    3 credits
    An introduction to the chief teachings of Christianity. Admission by placement.
  
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    THE 105 - Introduction to Scripture


    3 credits
    An introduction to Christian theology in the confessional Lutheran tradition which provides a working knowledge of the themes, history, key figures, and the salvation story in the Old and New Testaments, as well as the basic teachings of the Christian faith.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission by placement
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    THE 110 - Introduction to Theology


    3 credits
    A study of the basic principles of Christian Theology in the confessional Lutheran tradition, including surveys of biblical, historical, systematic, and applied theology.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission by placement
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    THE 220 - The Old Testament


    3 credits
    A study of the history of God’s people before the time of Christ by means of a thorough investigation of the historical books of the Old Testament, together with an introductory overview of other types of Old Testament literature.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
  
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    THE 221 - The Book of Genesis


    3 credits
    An in-depth study of the first book of the Bible as a foundation for Old Testament history and biblical theology. Primary emphasis on God’s saving activity on behalf of the pirmeval human race. Patriarchal personalities will be examined, theological themes explored, and comparative ancient history and culture discussed.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    THE 225 - History of Israel


    3 credits
    A study of the historical books of the Old Testament, with special attention to the formation of the nation of Israel. Major Old testament themes will be explored and examined, particularly the development of Israel’s Messianic expectations.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    THE 227 - Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature


    3 credits
    A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs. Focus on the form of Hebrew poetry, its meaning and usage among God’s Old Testament people, and its continued value for God’s New Testament people.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Odd spring semesters
  
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    THE 228 - Old Testament Prophets


    3 credits
    A study of the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament, with special emphasis on the meaning of prophecy among God’s Old Testament people, the fulfillment of prophecy in Jesus Christ, and the application of prohetic truths for church and society.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Even spring semesters
  
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    THE 229 - The Literature of the Intertestamental Period


    3 credits
    Selected readings in non-canonical Jewish literature during the so-called “silent years” between the end of the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus Christ. Attention will be given to global history during this period, the development of first century Judaism, and Messianic expectations in Israel up to the time of Christ.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
  
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    THE 230 - The New Testament


    3 credits
    A study of the life and work of Jesus Christ as well as the development of the early New Testament church. Representative readings in the Gospels, the New Testament letters and the Revelation provide a framework for understanding God’s New Testament message.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    THE 231 - The Life of Christ


    3 credits
    A study of the birth, ministry, suffering, death, resurrection and exaltation fo our Lord as revealed in the Gospels. Special attention given to current critical theories of the Gospel’s origins, detailed study of Jesus’ teaching, parables, miracles, and Passion history, together with an evaluation of contemporary estimates of the personality and significance of Jesus.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    THE 234 - Pauline Epistles


    3 credits
    The historical development, doctrinal teachings, and practical application contained in Paul’s letters to the Corinthians, Galatians, Thessalonians as well as the prison epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon).
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    THE 235 - Romans


    3 credits
    An in-depth study of Paul’s epistle to the Romans, focusing thematic emphasis on sin and grace in the life of the Christian, justication by faith, and Christian liberty.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    THE 238 - Hebrews and the General Epistles


    3 credits
    The historical development, doctrinal thruths, and practical applications contained in the pastoral epistles (1 and 2 Timothy, Titus) and the cathoic epistles (Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, and 3 John, Jude).
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    THE 239 - The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature


    3 credits
    A study of the apocalyptic portions of Ezekiel, Daniel, and selected sections of non-canonical apocalyptic literature. Primary emphasis on the Revelation to John.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    THE 311 - Christian Faith and Life


    3 credits
    A biblical study of the Christian’s relationship with God, self, and others, with a particular focus on the ministry and fellowship of Christians gathered to be Christ’s church. Biblical leadership, spiritual gifts, courtship and marriage, 21st century parish life and bioethics are the thematic emphases.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    THE 312 - Theology of Christian Worship


    3 credits
    An examination of the theology and practice of worship in the light of the Lutheran Confessions and history of Christian worship.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    THE 331 - Introduction to World Religions


    3 credits
    Historical background on the life and teachings of the founders, major beliefs and ritual practices of the major world religions, as well as critical religious and ethical issues facing each religious system at the present. Material will be analyzed and evaluated from a confessional Lutheran perspective.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor; Junior standing recommended
    Term Offered: Rotational basis
  
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    THE 332 - Christ and Culture


    3 credits
    Students will apply Christian theology to a variety of religious, societal, and cultural issues and challenges. A broad range of topics will be engaged through a biblical lens, such as politics, aesthetics, human value and rights, stewardship of creation, and media. The course will rely heavily on dialogue and discussion, focusing especially on tension points in our life together with our neighbor, both Christian and non-Christian.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor; Junior standing recommended
    Term Offered: Every semester
  
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    THE 350 - Archaeology and the Biblical World


    3 credits
    An introduction to the terminology, methodology, extent and outcomes of modern Middle Eastern archaeology. The course will survey the significance as well as the limitations of archaeology for providing source material for the reconstruction of the history, sociopolitical structures and religious thought of the biblical world.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
  
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    THE 401 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 1


    3 credits
    A study of those truths which the Bible, as the divinely inspired source of doctrine, presents concerning the Holy Scriptures, God, creation, providence, angels, man, law, sin, and salvation by grace.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Fall semester
  
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    THE 402 - Basic Teachings of the Bible 2


    3 credits
    A continuation of THE 401 , treating salvation by grace, sanctification, the means of grace, the Church, the ministry of the church, chruch fellowship, marriage, church and state, and the end of the world.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor
    Term Offered: Spring semester
  
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    THE 411 - Lutheran Confessions


    3 credits
    A study of the origin, content, and significance of the nine confessional writings of the Lutheran Church as contained in the Book of Concord. Emphasis on the Augsburg Confession and the Apology.
    Prerequisite(s): THE 100  , THE 105  , or THE 110  or by permission of instructor; Junior standing recommended
    Term Offered: Fall semester
 

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