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Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Theatre and Dance

   •  THTD 10100 - Intro to Theatre Research & Writing
   •  THTD 10200 - Foundations of Theatrical Design
   •  THTD 10300 - Fundamentals for the Performer
   •  THTD 12101 - Performance Practicum
   •  THTD 12102 - Production Practicum
   •  THTD 12103 - Design Practicum
   •  THTD 12104 - Stage Management Practicum
   •  THTD 20100 - Contemporary Dance History
   •  THTD 20200 - Dance in World Cultures
   •  THTD 24100 - Latina/o Drama and Performance.
   •  THTD 24400 - Origins of Drama
   •  THTD 24500 - Feminism and Theatre
   •  THTD 24600 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism
   •  THTD 24700 - Latin American Theatre and Performance
   •  THTD 24800 - Native American Performance
   •  THTD 24900 - Indigenous Film
   •  THTD 25100 - Theatre and Performance in London
   •  THTD 29904 - S. Asian Drama & Performance
   •  THTD 30100 - Topics in Written Text
   •  THTD 30103 - Playwriting
   •  THTD 30201 - Topics Visual: Scenic Design
   •  THTD 30203 - Topics Visual: Costume Design
   •  THTD 30204 - Topics Visual: Makeup
   •  THTD 30207 - Costume Construction
   •  THTD 30209 - Lighting Design
   •  THTD 30211 - Stage Management
   •  THTD 30213 - Stagecraft
   •  THTD 30300 - Topics in Physical Text
   •  THTD 30301 - Theatre for Social Change
   •  THTD 30302 - Styles of Modern Dance
   •  THTD 30305 - Classic Pilates
   •  THTD 30306 - Choreography
   •  THTD 30307 - Directing
   •  THTD 30308 - Devised Performance/Collective Creation
   •  THTD 30309 - Ballet
   •  THTD 30311 - Modern Dance & Ballet Fusion
   •  THTD 30312 - Acting Methods
   •  THTD 30313 - Acting for the Stage
   •  THTD 30315 - Voice for the Actor
   •  THTD 39900 - Special Topics
   •  THTD 39901 - Stage Properties & Painting
   •  THTD 39902 - Theatrical Drawing and Rendering
   •  THTD 39903 - Acting: Shakespeare
   •  THTD 40000 - Tutorial
   •  THTD 40100 - Jr. Independent Study
   •  THTD 41000 - Professional Theatre Internships
   •  THTD 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  THTD 45200 - Independent Study Thesis