Sep 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Theatre Arts: Theatre

  
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    THEA 345 - How to Watch Plays and Film


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
    How the audience understands a show. What production elements like acting, scenery, costume, lights, sound, and other physical aspects add to understanding. Identifying a personally satisfying issue and theme. Why performance enhances, supports, and occasionally contradicts the script.

    Prerequisites: Completion of GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3225.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: C4 - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
  
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    THEA 350 - Theatre Performance


    Units: 2
    Participation in production and performance. Illuminating cultural and human issues. Productions based on established scripts. Requires involvement in production, design, operation, performance, or a combination.

    Co-requisites: THEA 381 or THEA 382 (only one per semester).
    Credit Restrictions: Requires audition or interview. Contact instructor.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 1495, THEA 1499, THEA 2495, THEA 2499, THEA 3495, THEA 3499, THEA 4495, THEA 4499.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).  Theatre Arts majors should select A-F grading.
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 352 - Acting and Classical Repertoire


    Units: 3
    Studying plays that define classical theatre periods; how to approach them for acting; differences between period styles. Viewing great performances of period plays, analyzing them, and scene work in a studio environment. Seminar Units: 2; Activity Units: 1

    Prerequisites: All of: THEA 151, THEA 251, THEA 252.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3061.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 3
  
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    THEA 359 - Directing


    Units: 3
    Transformation of text to stage images. Signs and symbols of production elements. Scrutinize arts and myth; experiment in deconstruction, collage, and mise en scene; basic directing. Discussion Units: 2; Activity Units: 1

    Prerequisites: THEA 151.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3256.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 3
  
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    THEA 360 - Technology and Design Studio


    Units: 1
    Production and performance practice to illuminate cultural and human issues. Production based on original material devised in class or scripts. Advanced tech and design assignments settled with design faculty before registering.  

    Strongly Recommended Preparation: Recommend taken prior to or concurrently: THEA 364, THEA 461, THEA 462.
    Prerequisites: All of: THEA 111, THEA 112, THEA 113, THEA 114.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 1493, THEA 2493, THEA 3493, THEA 4493.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 1
  
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    THEA 361 - Scene Painting


    Units: 2
    Painting and rendering in small scale (studio) and full scale (scenery). Projects aimed at developing both drawing and painting skills for performing arts. Fundamentals of paint and color theory; typical application techniques; recipes for common 2D and 3D textures.

    Credit Restrictions: Only 2 units may be applied to the B.A. Theatre Arts major.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3424.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 362 - Computer Aided Design and Model Making


    Units: 2
    Through a combination of tutorials, lecture and group discussion, students learn the basics of 3D computer modelling including SketchUP and Vectorworks, the leading CAD software for the entertainment/design industry. Finally, the development of plans, elevations and 3D rendering is complimented by the construction of physical scale white and full color models.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 2450.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for a maximum of 4 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 363 - Advanced Costume Construction


    Units: 2
    Advanced sewing skills that will help in costume construction.  Builds on basic hand and machine sewing skills and results in a complete garment by the end of the term.

    Prerequisites: THEA 111.
    Credit Restrictions: Only one unit may be applied to the B.A. Theatre Arts major.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 365 - Masks and Specialized Makeup


    Units: 2
    Mask-making and specialized study of makeup for the theatre. Special makeup effects and mask-making, including construction and application techniques. 

    Credit Restrictions: Only one unit applicable to major.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 370 - Musical Theater Performance


    Units: 2
    Rehearsal and performance to illuminate cultural and human issues in a large ensemble musical; original or established material. Characterization based on singing, dance, and acting techniques; working as an ensemble; and, heightened lyricism. Also for production staff responsible to director.

    Co-requisites: THEA 381 or THEA 382.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 1491, THEA 2491, THEA 3491, THEA 4491.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 380 - Festival and Touring Participation


    Units: 2
    Selection, preparation, rehearsal, and performance of monologues, scenes, presentations or productions for festivals or off campus venues. Audition or invitation required.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 1494, THEA 2494, THEA 3494, THEA 4494.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 381 - Production Support: Stage, Lights and Sound Shop or Crew


    Units: 2
    Practical experience building or operating a show. Assignments for scenery, lights, sound, props, effects, makeup, or costumes. Weekday building assignments OR nights & weekend crew assignments. Crew includes all rehearsals, performances, and show strike for at least one show.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 3490, THEA 3491, THEA 3492, THEA 3493, THEA 3495, THEA 3499, THEA 4490, THEA 4491, THEA 4492, THEA 4493, THEA 4495, THEA 4499.  
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 382 - Production Support: Costume and Makeup Shop or Crew


    Units: 2
    Practical experience building or operating a show. Assignments for costume or makeup. Weekday building assignments OR nights & weekend crew assignments. Crew includes all rehearsals, performances, and show strike for at least one show.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 1490, THEA 1492, THEA 2490, THEA 2492, THEA 3490, THEA 3492, THEA 4490, THEA 4492.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 2
  
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    THEA 398 - Internship


    Units: 1-3
    Introduction to the internship experience; integration of the academic program with career aspirations; emphasis on internship readiness and preparation for professional success.

    Prerequisites: Department consent and minimum 2.0 GPA.
    Credit Restrictions: No more than 3 units may be applied to the Theatre Arts major; no more than 3 units may be applied to the Theatre minor.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3898.
    Repeatability: May be repeated with department consent for a maximum of 6 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 1-3
  
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    THEA 431 - Exploration of Dramatic Literature Characters


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
    Character in drama throughout the ages. How major and minor characters are formed on the page to communicate a message. How the actor and director bring the written character to life on stage.

    Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division standing. Completion of GE Areas A1, A2 and A3.
    Prerequisites: Department consent and completion of GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from:  THEA 3201, THEA 3202, THEA 3203, THEA 3207, THEA 3254.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: C4 - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
  
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    THEA 432 - Exploration of Dramatic Literature Themes


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
    An exploration of the universal, societal, and individual controversies addressed in plays throughout the ages.

    Strongly Recommended Preparation: Junior or Senior standing.
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE areas A1, A2, A3 and B4.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 3201, THEA 3202, THEA 3203, THEA 3207, THEA 3253.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: C4 - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: C4
  
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    THEA 461 - Scenery, Lighting and Sound Design


    Units: 3
    History and practice of sceneography: the creation of live performance environments. Set design for contemporary plays; theory and practice of lighting and sound design; projection development; drafting in scale; building techniques; safety protocols; light console programming; sound editing. Seminar Units: 1; Activity Units: 2

    Strongly Recommended Preparation: Previous courses in stage shop or crew.
    Prerequisites: All of: THEA 111, THEA 113, THEA 114.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3254.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 3
  
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    THEA 462 - Costume and Makeup Design


    Units: 3
    Techniques, theory and practice of costume and makeup design for the performing arts; design, clothing construction, research methods, rendering techniques, makeup theory, and practical projects. Seminar Units: 1; Activity Units: 2

    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3255.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F grading only.
Units: 3
  
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    THEA 490 - Independent Study


    Units: 1-4
    Independent study under the supervision a department faculty member.

    Prerequisites: Department consent and minimum 2.0 GPA.
    Credit Restrictions: No more than 12 units of independent study may be applied in the major department and 8 units in other departments to a baccalaureate degree.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 4900.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit, with department consent, for a total of 12 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 1-4
  
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    THEA 497 - Issues in Dramatic Literature


    Units: 3
    An exploration of the universal, societal and individual issues addressed in plays throughout the ages.

    Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper Division standing.
    Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2 and A3.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 3201, THEA 3202, THEA 3203, THEA 3207, THEA 3254.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 3

Women’s Studies

  
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    WOST 101 - Perspectives on Women


    Units: 3
    The observed similarities and differences in the behavior of women and men as seen from the perspective of art, history, literature, philosophy, biology, and psychology.  How these differences came about and what the future may hold.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 1001.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 3
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 102 - Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    Power hierarchies that structure gender and sexuality. Investigates how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age, religion, relevant debates, beliefs, practices, and political struggles.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 1100.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 301 - Women and Work


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    A feminist intersectional analysis of earnings and employment differentials. Covered topics may include work/family balance, labor policy, sexual harassment, occupational micro-enterprises, colonial legacies, and transitional economies.

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3400 or WOST 3550 or WOST 3600
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 302 - Women and Families


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    Gender and unpaid family care-work. Covered topics may include family formation and dissolution, parent-child relations, interaction and power, the diversity of families, heteronormativity, domestic violence, reproductive rights, and family policy.

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3550 (WOST 3550 is equivalent to both WOST 301 & 302 when both taken and passed).
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 303 - Violence Against Women


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    Violence in intimate relationships from a feminist perspective. Violence against women and girls as instituting structured gender inequality and as perpetrated by political, social and economic institutions locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3900.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 401 - Feminist Theory


    Units: 4 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    Feminist theories of American women’s liberation movement from mid-sixties to present. Gender identity; “nature vs. nurture” theories of female subservience and male domination; pornography; rape; class, race, and gender.

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3050.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 4 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Diversity Overlay

    WOST 402 - Women’s Bodies and Health


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
    Interdisciplinary course focusing on women’s body and health experiences, with foci on sexuality, appearance, body control, reproduction, and health/illness.  Social, political, and economic perspectives on current health status and health needs of women in the United States. 

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3530 or WOST 3545.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Diversity
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Diversity
  
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    Social Justice Overlay

    WOST 403 - Comparative Perspectives on Global Feminism


    Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Social Justice
    Women globally in transnational and local contexts; issues of economic and social justice. Including violence against women and children, poverty, migration, political fundamentalism, globalization of capitalist economy, sexual and civil rights, immigration and citizenship, and sex trafficking.

    Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3700.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely On-line, Hybrid (every section of this course may be taught both online and on-ground).
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
    G.E./G.R. Area Satisfied: Overlay - Social Justice
Units: 3 ; G.E./G.R. Area: Social Justice
  
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    WOST 490 - Independent Study


    Units: 1-4
    Independent study under the supervision a department faculty member.

    Prerequisites: Department consent and minimum 2.0 GPA.
    Credit Restrictions: No more than 12 units of independent study may be applied in the major department and 8 units in other departments to a baccalaureate degree.
    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 4900.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit, with department consent, for a total of 12 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 1-4
  
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    WOST 497 - Issues in Women’s Studies


    Units: 3
    Readings, discussion, and research on contemporary and/or significant issues in women’s studies.

    Equivalent Quarter Course: WOST 3999.
    Repeatability: May be repeated for credit when content varies, for a maximum of 6 units.
    Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
    Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Units: 3
 

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