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Courses in Performance Studies (PFS)

Graduate

200. Methods and Materials in Theatre Research (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Essential research tools in theatre and related fields; bibliographies, primary sources; methods of evaluating and presenting evidence; delineating research areas in the field.—F. (F.) 

259. Topics in Contemporary Theatre and Performance (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Special topics designed to study in depth aspects of contemporary performance including performance analysis, cultural and historical context, modes of production, theoretical and political entailments, and issues of spectatorship; e.g., "Brecht and After," "British Theater," "Race and Gender in Performance." May be repeated five times for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

265A. Performance Studies: Modes of Production (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Introduction to the literature of performance production in a variety of media: theatre, dance, film, video, computer-based, looking at cultural, aesthetic, rhetorical and political theory. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.

265B. Performance Studies: Signification and the Body (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Introduction to analysis of the body in performance, drawing on theoretical models from several fields. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.

265C. Performance Studies: Performance and Society (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Introduction to the role of performance (broadly defined), in everyday life, sociopolitical negotiation, identity, social movements, the media, and the state. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.

265D. Performance Studies: Theory, History, Criticism (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Introduction to the theory, history and criticism, informing performance studies. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs. Offered in alternate years.

270A. Individually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4)

Discussion—1 hour; independent study; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 200; one from course 265A, B, C, or D; consent of instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus.

270B. Individually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4)

Discussion—1 hour; independent study; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 200; one of courses 265A, B, C, or D; consent of instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project, to produce a dissertation prospectus.

270C. Individually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4)

Discussion/laboratory—2 hours; fieldwork; term paper. Prerequisite: course 200; one of courses 265A, B, C, or D; consent of instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus.

290. Colloquia in Performance Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—2 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour; term paper. Prerequisite: registration in Performance Studies Graduate Group and prior to Qualifying Examination. Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative new, exchange of information and make announcements. Course must be taken every year that a Performance Studies graduate is registered, prior to taking the Qualifying Examination. May be repeated four times for credit. Limited to four units per year. (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

Independent study—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Individual Study (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299D. Dissertation Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and Advancement to Candidacy. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Professional

459. Approaches to Theatre and Dance (4)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper; project. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; advanced graduate students. Work on approaches to theatre, dance, film/video, design and performance, with a focus on methodology and professional development. May be repeated five times for credit. Offered irregularly.

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