Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses of Instruction


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 100-level courses.

 

Theatre

  
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    THEA 201 - Freshman Applied Theatre II


    1 credit hour
    Further exploration of practicum production opportunities designed for beginning theatre majors. Students will be assigned to one major production area by faculty supervisors in support of the theatre season. Prerequisite(s): THEA 101  and consent of instructor.
  
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    THEA 212 - Musicianship for Actors/Singers


    3 credit hours
    Skill development in basic piano and musical sightreading for singer/actors. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 213 - Acting I


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to acting techniques and characterization methods, with an emphasis on stage movement and vocal work in application to limited text. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 214 - Musicianship for Actors/Singers II


    3 credit hours
    Musicianship for Actors/Singers II is designed for musical theatre majors to explore and learn intermediate music theory skills, and increase their ability to play a piano for preparatory and rehearsal purposes. This course is designed to build on the techniques taught and explored in Musicianship for Actors/Singers I.  Department Approval. Prerequisite(s): THEA 212 .
  
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    THEA 215 - Dance


    3 credit hours
    This course will train students in a variety of dance styles and can be repeated every semester. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 217 - Costume Construction


    3 credit hours
    Application of construction methods and techniques in the creation of stageworthy costumes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 231 - Ballet I


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed for theater students as an introduction to the movement and technique of classical ballet. It is a beginning course and will include conditioning exercises as well as basic ballet technique. Students will also be introduced to dance history via lecture and handouts. Awareness, understanding and application of classical ballet movement will help the student’s dance ability in the auditioning process and in musical theatre. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. Department Approval.
  
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    THEA 232 - TAP I


    3 credit hours
    Tap I is a course designed as a study of the elements of Tap dance defined by traditional Tap technique. It assumes the student has a true desire to learn the basics of Tap technique.  Focus will be on the development of tap technique skills, spatial awareness, physical dynamics, Vocabulary expansion, and personal knowledge of the art. Attention will also be given to the development of performance quality and artistry.  Advancement in tap dance technique will assist the student in dance auditions and in musical theatre. Repeatable up to six credit hours.
  
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    THEA 233 - Jazz I


    3 credit hours
    Jazz I is designed for theatre students as an introduction to the fundamentals of jazz technique. It is a progressive beginning-level course that will include technique as well as basic strengthening exercises. Students will also be introduced to the history of Jazz in musical theatre.  May be repeated for total of 6 credit hours. Department Approval.
  
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    THEA 250 - Stagecraft I


    3 credit hours
    Principles, techniques, and materials used in scenic construction and painting. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 270 - Directing I


    3 credit hours
    Principles and practice of directing for the stage, including play analysis, pre-production, casting, problem solving, and rehearsal techniques. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 300 - Play Analysis, Theory and Criticism


    3 credit hours
    Analyzing and researching a play text for production. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 301 - Applied Theatre-Makeup


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 302 - Applied Theatre-Lighting


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 303 - Applied Theatre-Costumes


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 304 - Applied Theatre-Management


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 305 - Applied Theatre-Acting


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 306 - Applied Theatre-Stage Management


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 307 - Applied Theatre-Scenery


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 308 - Applied Theatre-Directing


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 309 - Applied Theatre-Sound


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 310 - Applied Theatre-Props


    1 credit hour
    Practicum opportunities within a specific area of theatrical production. Assignments allow the students to go beyond previous class work and must be arranged individually with a theatre faculty member in the area of interest. A student may receive 6 credit hours in Applied Theatre. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): Introductory-level course in the appropriate area, THEA 101  and 201 .
  
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    THEA 312 - Audition Techniques


    3 credit hours
    This course prepares the student for the competitive audition process. Emphasis on selection of materials, preparation and text analysis, appropriate preaudition, audition and post-audition behavior, and safe practices. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 313 - Acting II


    3 credit hours
    Continuation of the principles explored in Acting I, with a greater emphasis on scene work, text, and character development. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 314 - Fundamentals of Theatre Design


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to design elements and principles as used in Theatre and Performance design. Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  or 122 , and THEA 250 .
  
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    THEA 315 - Acting Workshop


    3 credit hours
    Students will explore selected plays with the faculty instructor and Directing II students. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 318 - Costume Design I


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the process of rendering costumes for period and contemporary plays. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 330 - Stage Management I


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed to give students an overview of the daily job of a stage manager.  We will explore the production process of the stage manager from beginning to end.  Students will participate in a variety of practical exercises in order to acquire skills and tricks used in stage management.  In lieu of a traditional text, instructor will provide copies of work samples, articles, and other materials to students.  We will use The 39 Steps as our workshop play for the semester. Prerequisite(s): THEA 120 , THEA 250  and THEA 314 .
  
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    THEA 331 - Ballet II


    3 credit hours
    Ballet II is designed as an intermediate study of Ballet dance technique. It assumes the student is competent in basic barre and some center exercises. Students will study the history of Ballet dance and focus on further toning and refinement of barre work supporting the progression of technique for more complex center combinations.  This course is designed to build on the technique which is presented and explored in Ballet I.   May be repeated up to 6 credit hours. Department approval. Prerequisite(s): THEA 231 .
  
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    THEA 332 - Tap II


    3 credit hours
    Tap II is designed as an intermediate study of the elements of traditional Tap Dance technique. Focus will be on the development of tap technique skills, spatial awareness, physical dynamics, Vocabulary expansion, and personal knowledge of the art, helping students perform in dance auditions and in musical theatre. This course is designed to build on the technique which is presented and explored in Tap I. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours. Department approval.  Prerequisite(s): THEA 232 .
  
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    THEA 333 - Jazz II


    3 credit hours
    This course is designed as an intermediate study of jazz dance technique. Students will study the history of jazz dance in musical theater and learn practical jazz techniques needed in contemporary musical theater. This course is designed to build on the techniques which are presented and explored in JAZZ I.  Department approval. Prerequisite(s): THEA 233 .
  
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    THEA 334 - Dance Styles


    3 credit hours
    Dance styles is a special topics course that covers varying dance styles actors may encounter when working on plays or musicals. (i.e. hip hop, ball room, etc) may be repeated up to 6 credit hours. Permission of instructor.
  
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    THEA 340 - Voice I


    3 credit hours
    A study of the vocal mechanism with techniques taught in specific training approaches such as Linklater, Lessac, etc., which will improve projection, breath control, and articulation through awareness of personal obstacles. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 350 - Stagecraft II


    3 credit hours
    Continuation of Stagecraft I, with emphasis on rigging, welding, and advanced construction and painting techniques. Prerequisite(s): THEA 250  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    THEA 355 - Stage Lighting and Design


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the principles, equipment, and techniques of stage lighting with one-third of the class devoted to designing lights for the stage. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  or 122 , and 250 .
  
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    THEA 360 - Scene Design I


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the elements of scene design for contemporary and period plays. Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  or 122 , and 250  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    THEA 361 - Musical-Theatre Styles I


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to musical-theatre performance techniques, including song interpretation, auditioning, and staging songs in context of scenes from American musical plays. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 340 .
  
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    THEA 370 - Directing II


    3 credit hours
    To develop further hands-on directing skills beyond the introductory level. This course will emphasize interaction with actors in the directing process, which will result in the performance of scenes. The course will go beyond the two-person scenes, and will include material that allows the student to: engage a variety of styles and forms, clearly interpret and visually conceptualize a text, increase their ability to communicate with and coach actors effectively, begin to develop a constructive rapport and open lines of communication with designers and technicians, and define an individual directorial voice and style. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 270 .
  
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    THEA 371 - Playwriting I


    3 credit hours
    Study of dramaturgy to enlarge the new dramatist’s understanding of factors involved in play construction. Includes discussion, directed readings, and practice writing. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 380 - Stage Movement I


    3 credit hours
    Basic principles of movement for the stage, including beginning stage combat. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 382 - Mask Work


    3 credit hours
    Students will explore character and ensemble through the use of neutral and character mask. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 380 .
  
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    THEA 390 - Stage Makeup


    3 credit hours
    Principles and practice of stage makeup. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 400 - Stage Combat


    3 credit hours
    A study of techniques for unarmed combat for the stage; the basics of slaps, punches, falls, throws, and rolls. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 380 .
  
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    THEA 401 - Acting for the Camera


    3 credit hours
    Auditioning and performing on camera with a variety of material. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213 .
  
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    THEA 404 - Theatre and Arts Management


    3 credit hours
    Economics and practices of theatre and performing arts management, including audience analysis and market surveys. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 409 - Period Play Production


    3 credit hours
    Dramatic styles, with an emphasis on production techniques of the major periods of theatre history, including period furniture and architecture. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 250 .
  
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    THEA 413 - Acting III


    3 credit hours
    Intensive study of approaches to Shakespearean text. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213  and 313 .
  
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    THEA 414 - Seminar: Career Preparation


    3 credit hours
    Practical experience in the art of marketing oneself for the profession. This course is required for all B.F.A. candidates. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 417 - Costume History


    3 credit hours
    A survey of period clothing and its application as stage costumes. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 418 - Costume Design II


    3 credit hours
    Advanced study of costume design, focusing on period plays and musicals. Prerequisite(s): THEA 318  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    THEA 419 - Costume Construction II


    3 credit hours
    Advanced construction methods and techniques for period costumes. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  or 122 , and 217 .
  
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    THEA 422 - Musical Theatre History/Literature


    3 credit hours
    This course will explore the development of the American musical. Representative musicals from various periods will be studied. Prerequisite(s): THEA 361 .
  
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    THEA 423 - Theatre History I


    3 credit hours
    Overview of the development of world theatre history and drama from antiquity to the 17th century.
  
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    THEA 424 - Theatre History II


    3 credit hours
    Overview of the development of world theatre history and drama from the 17th century to the present.
  
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    THEA 440 - Voice II: Diction and Dialects


    3 credit hours
    A study of the systematic approach to the articulation of American English and the learning of dialects. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 340 .
  
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    THEA 450 - Special Theatre Seminar


    3 credit hours
    Special offerings on a theatre topic not covered in the curriculum. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 457 - Theatrical Computer Aided Drafting


    3 credit hours
    Introduction to the techniques and standards used in drafting theatrical scenery. Drawing by hand and CAD (Vectorworks Program) will be taught. Prerequisite(s): THEA 250  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    THEA 460 - Scene Design II


    3 credit hours
    Advanced study of scene design for multi-set plays and musicals. Emphasis on drafting and rendering. Prerequisite(s): THEA 360  and 457  (or consent of instructor).
  
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    THEA 462 - Musical Theatre Styles II


    3 credit hours
    Song interpretation and musical audition techniques, including in-depth integration of songs and scenes from American musical plays in a lab environment. The course culminates in a public performance/showcase of the students’ work. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213  and 361 .
  
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    THEA 463 - Musical Theatre Styles III


    3 credit hours
    Provides opportunities for advanced musical theatre students to explore a particular musical style in a lab environment. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 361  and 462 .
  
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    THEA 465 - Senior Project


    3 credit hours
    Required of students seeking the B.F.A. Projects in acting, directing, design, management, etc. are completed under supervision of faculty. Consent of theatre faculty required.
  
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    THEA 470 - Directing III


    3 credit hours
    Intensive study of directing styles from various periods and theatrical movements. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 313  and 370 .
  
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    THEA 475 - Internship


    1-6 credit hours
    Practical experience in a professional environment. Applications and requirements are available in departmental office. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours on a pass/fail basis. Consent of instructor required.
  
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    THEA 480 - Stage Movement II


    3 credit hours
    Continuation of THEA 380 , with a greater emphasis on the physical movement and dynamics of text work and character development. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): THEA 213  and 380 .
  
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    THEA 491 - Directed Study


    3 credit hours
    Independent, guided study in a specialized area of interest. Faculty advisor must approve research topic the semester prior to registration. Consent of instructor.
  
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    THEA 492 - Independent Study


    3 credit hours
    Independent study in a specialized area of interest. Faculty advisor must approve research topic the semester prior to registration. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours. Consent of instructor.
  
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    THEA 493 - Theatre Undergraduate Research


    1-3 credit hours
    This class is alloted for those who have been approved to work on a Undergradutate Research Project through the “Undergraduate Research Program”. May be repeated up to 6 credit hours.

University of Montevallo

  
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    UM 101 - First Year Experience


    1 credit hour
    An introduction to the University of Montevallo and liberal arts education for incoming students. Assists students in navigating campus, engaging with campus resources, and exploring relationships among liberal arts education, personal interests, academic disciplines, and career opportunities.     The grade for UM 101 is reported as A, B, C, or NC (no credit).

Undergraduate Research

  
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    UR 100 - Undergraduate Research


    3-6 credit hours
    Students engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors. Projects incorporate written proposal, literature search, extensive mentor student interaction, and both oral and written reports.  Course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    UR 200 - Undergraduate Research


    3-6 credit hours
    Students engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors. Projects incorporate written proposal, literature search, extensive mentor student interaction, and both oral and written reports. Course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    UR 300 - Undergraduate Research


    3-6 credit hours
    Students engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors. Projects incorporate written proposal, literature search, extensive mentor student interaction, and both oral and written reports. Course may be repeated for credit.
  
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    UR 400 - Undergraduate Research


    3-6 credit hours
    Students engage in research, scholarship, and creative activity with faculty mentors. Projects incorporate written proposal, literature search, extensive mentor student interaction, and both oral and written reports. Course may be repeated for credit.
 

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