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CST 305 Theatre History I This course surveys the evolution of theatre, from Ancient Greece through the French Neoclassical Theatre. The course will examine the various social, political, religious, cultural and aesthetic functions of ritual and theatre as they relate to the history of the stage, the evolution of stagecraft, performance conventions and acting techniques. We will study scripts, not so much as dramatic literature, but as they exemplify ideas about the purpose of theatre within their particular historical moments. (3 s.h.) CST 306 Theatre History II This course surveys the evolution of theatre, from the English Restoration to Contemporary Theatre. The course will examine the various social, political, religious, cultural, and aesthetic functions of ritual and theatre as they relate to the history of the stage, the evolution of stagecraft, performance conventions and acting techniques. We will study scripts, not so much as dramatic literature, but as they exemplify ideas about the purpose of theatre within their particular historical moments. (3 s.h.) CST 308 Persuasion: Process and Procedures The study of theories and principles related to the use of communication as a means to achieve change. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the factors, processes and message strategies associated with persuasion and motivational analysis in interpersonal and public communication situations. (3 s.h.) CST 309 Business and Professional Communication The productivity of organizations depends on effective oral communication between people. This course takes a developmental approach by combining theory, research, and applications for improving interpersonal and public effectiveness in organizations. Prerequisite: CST 100. (3 s.h.)

students with a practical understanding of argument and debate. Study focuses on an integration of formal and informal logic and fallacies and arguments in a theoretical and practical format. This course incorporates the standards for school and public debating. Prerequisite: CST 100 and CST 309. (3 s.h.)

classroom management models and evaluation techniques. (3 s.h.)

CST 340 Intermediate Acting A continuation of CST 210 Theatre: Beginning Acting which includes in-depth textual and character analysis. This course continues the exploration of method-based acting, with a focus on the CST 312 Leadership and Small Group techniques of Cohen, Bogart and Hagen, Communication through rigorous monologue and scene The study of the theory and practice of work from modern and contemporary interaction and communication of small drama. Prerequisite: CST 210. (3 s.h.) groups. Emphasis will be placed on group dynamics, leadership theory and skills, CST 351 Communication and the decision-making and problem-solving, Classroom Teacher conflict management, critical thinking and This course provides the prospective the task dimension of groups. Prerequisite: teacher with an overview of the principles of classroom communication and shows CST 100. (3 s.h.) how those principles can be applied CST 319 Public Presentations to the face-to-face interactions of the Students will explore the foundations classroom setting. It is designed with both and fundamentals of public discourse— the theoretical and pragmatic, providing audience analysis and adaptation, speech students with the rationale for using preparation and organization, support certain communication strategies and the material and technological aids to practical means to utilize those strategies presentational speaking. The course will in the classroom. Prerequisite: CST 100. (3 also address ethics in communication, s.h.) communication apprehension and critical listening and thinking skills. To CST 361 Playwriting demonstrate mastery of the knowledge An introductory course focusing on the and skills, students will prepare and deliver techniques, styles and conventions of informative, persuasive, argumentative, writing for the stage and screen. Students and special occasion speeches in a variety will develop skills and gain experience in of presentational formats, including composing scripts and will work on several extemporaneous, impromptu and projects throughout the course. (3 s.h.) manuscript delivery. Prerequisite: CST 100. CST 409 Special Topics in (3 s.h.) Communication Studies and Theatre Advanced study to meet the needs and CST 320 Stage Management This course is a study of the responsibilities, interests of the students. Potentia course organization, and methods used in the topics include dramatic literature, religion operations of the stage manager. The and theatre, children’s theatre, speech course offers a study of special problems composition, creative performance, communication and and consideration of stage management in intercultural contemporary theatre. (1-3 s.h.) and out of rehearsals and the boardroom. This course requires implementation of CST 460 Senior Project communication theory to be used in During the senior year, all communication production team and global managerial studies and theatre majors are required to meetings. (3 s.h.) present or complete a project in their area of specialization. Projects are required to CST 321 Shakespeare and the Early be cleared in advance with department Renaissance See description under ENG 321 in the faculty early in the student's senior year. (3 s.h.) English section. (3 s.h.)

CST 310 Directing A study of the principles and techniques of directing plays. Course includes student investigation of play selection, casting, the rehearsal, process, character, development, production elements, performance CST 325 Methods in Teaching Theatre mounting and actor-director relationship. and Speech Communication This course introduces the major methods (3 s.h.) used by the classroom teacher. Topics CST 311 Argumentation covered are curricular materials, teaching This course is designed to provide methods, communication strategies,

undergraduate course descriptions

CST 491, 492 Independent Study Guided independent study, research, internship or travel. Prerequisite: Instructor approval. (1-3 s.h.)

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2015-2017 USF Academic Catalog  

2015-2017 academic catalog for the University of Sioux Falls.