SPE101Oral Communication (3)Placement required concurrently with ENG 103 and ENG 099. An introduction to structured oral communication, concentration on the development and delivery of informative messages.
SPE103Interpersonal Communication (3)The verbal and non-verbal aspects of human communication. Emphasis is placed on roles played by self-esteem, perception, trust, conflict, language, values, etc.
SPE200Public Speaking (3)Prerequisite: SPE 103. Deals with the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of speeches. Emphasis is placed upon the impromptu, the extemporaneous, and the written speech.
SPE201Group Discussion and Debate (3)The theory and practice of small and large group discussion, and formal and informal debate strategies, emphasizing the individual’s role within the group and on debate.
SPE302Interracial/Intercultural Communication (3)Prerequisite: SPE 103. The study of communication strategies in different cultural and racial groups.
SPE304Oral Interpretation (3)Prerequisite: SPE 103. Designed to equip the student with techniques for effective oral interpretation of such literature as the Bible, the Classics, dramatic literature, and poetry.
SPE310Persuasive Speaking (3)Prerequisite: SPE 103. The study of the rhetorical aspects of speech in persuasive styles. Emphasis is placed on gathering, structuring, and orally presenting persuasive data.
SPE315Voice and Diction (3)Prerequisite: SPE 200. A basic course offered to acquaint the student with the social, physiological, psychological, phonetic, and linguistic bases of speech communication.
SPE401Institutional Communication (3)Prerequisite: Consent of faculty. Designed to acquaint the students with organizational structures and how they develop internal and external communication systems.
SPE402Public Relations (3)Prerequisite: Consent of faculty. Study of public relations concepts. Students are given the opportunity to practice public relations theory in a variety of activities and organizations.


THE107Theatre Practicum I (1)Practical, supervised work with actual theatre productions. May be selected as performance or technical practicum in accordance with casting and other needs of stage productions.
THE130Introduction to Theatre (3)This course examines theatre history and its cultural relevance, traditions, theory, design, and production.
THE200Introduction to Dance (3)A survey of the history and aesthetics of dance in relation to society and to the other arts. Includes instruction in basic dance techniques.
THE204Foundations of Theatre (3)Through readings, lectures, demonstrations, and active participation behind the scenes in an actual production, the student becomes familiar with theatre history, design, and tradition.
THE207Theatre Practicum II (1)Prerequisite: THE107. A continuation of THE107.
THE210World Drama (3)Prerequisite: ENG 211. Study of western world dramatic literature from antiquity to Ibsen. Emphasis is on works which are examples of the major periods of drama.
THE220Modern Drama (3)Prerequisite: THE 210. A study of dramatic literature from Ibsen to the present, illustrating the literary, historical, and social development of the modern era.
THE250Acting (3)Laboratory class in the fundamentals, techniques, and practice of stage credibility and acting, emphasizing development of relaxation, self-exploration, stage presence, and other acting skills and actual participation in a live performance.
THE260Music Theatre I (3)Prerequisite: THE 250. Development of skills in energizing, concentrating, and structuring. Energy concepts include physical, vocal, mental, and emotional energy. Concentrating concepts includes conceptualization and imagination.
THE300Interpretive Dance (2)Prerequisite: THE 200 or consent of instructor. Theory and practice of techniques and composition. Emphasis is placed on execution of dance techniques for theatrical productions.
THE305Theatre History (3)Prerequisite: THE 204. A survey of theatre from its primitive origins through the emergence of modern drama. Study of content and trends in dramatic literature and play production.
THE307Theatre Practicum III (1)Prerequisite: THE207. A continuation of THE207.
THE360Music Theatre II (3)Prerequisite: Audition. A continuation of skills stressed in Music Theatre I. Emphasis on singing, moving, isolation of vocal mechanisms, physical response, reflecting, and rhythmic patterns.
THE380Play Directing (3)Prerequisite: THE 250. A study of play direction and play analysis, blocking, line learning, and correct character portrayal. Students prepare a prompt book which details the director’s plans.
THE404Stage Craft (3)Study and guided practice in the theory, principles, techniques, materials, and development through plans of scene and lighting design for the contemporary theatre.
THE407Theatre Practicum IV (1)Prerequisite: THE307. A continuation of THE307.
THE408Black Theatre (3)Prerequisite: THE 204. Study of goals, careers, problems, dreams, and accomplishments of Black playwrights, actors, directors, choreographers, designers, critics, and theatre groups.
THE410Seminar in Theatre (2)Prerequisite: Consent of faculty. Examination and discussion of the styles of theatre practices with special emphasis on elements.


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Dr. Shannon Brogan | (502) 597-6053 | shannon.brogan@kysu.edu