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Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.


Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)

General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Business Plan Development (SBU 115)

Examines the research, planning, and development of a business plan with emphasis on four fundamental core elements of business planning. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 1 credit.

1 Credit.

Principles of Management (SBU 180)

Process of management in both profit and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on major functions of management, with decision-making as integral part of each, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and training, development, and marketing. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5. 3 credits.

Small Venture Planning and Finance (SBU 235)

The components of the business plan and elements of operational and strategic planning as they relate to the small business, basic financial concepts, and the application in a small business environment. Spring semester, even-numbered years, evenings only. 3 credits.

Seminar for Entrepreneurs (SBU 390)

In this capstone course students are given the opportunity to develop their own business plan. A program of guest speakers is coordinated to aid in these projects. Spring semester, odd-numbered years, evenings only. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Internship (SBU 430)

Students are expected to participate 12 to 15 hours per week at an approved internship site; a minimum of 120 hours for accounting majors and 240 hours for business majors. A concurrent, bi-weekly, on-campus seminar is also required which assists with the integration of theory, research, and practice. The seminar does not count toward the total hour requirement of the internship. Repeatable for credit. Permission required. Fall, spring, and summer. 3-6 credits.

3 Credits.

Integrated Marketing Communication (SCA 195)

Introduction to principles and techniques of integrated marketing communication and the use of information technologies to influence consumer behavior and change through advertising, public relations, media relations, promotional activities, direct marketing, data mining, and branding; examination of communication channel selection and message development. Spring semester and ADP session 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Organizational Leadership (SCA 280)

Study of various types of groups, leadership, problem-solving approaches, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, decision-making strategies, and nonverbal communication skills to facilitate small and large group effectiveness. Spring semester and ADP session 3. 3 credits. Fee.

Visual Communication (SCA 290)

Knowledge and skill development to create effective and affective information resources in multiple venues. Examination of the design, development, and production of visual media. Topics include typography, graphics, color, layout, publication and posting techniques, and industry standards. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Principles of Microeconomics (SEC 101)

Introduction to economic reasoning, terminology, and fundamental concepts. Emphasis on individual economic units, such as the household and the firm and how they affect and are affected by the various market structures existing in American capitalism. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 1 and 4. 3 credits.

Principles of Macroeconomics (SEC 102)

Introduction to general equilibrium analyses, in particular, the policies that influence the level of aggregate output, unemployment, and price levels. International trade analysis. SEC101 strongly recommended as prerequisite. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 2 and 5. 3 credits.

Introduction to Theatre (STR 110)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of theatre for students who are seeking careers in the profession. Topics include the role of theatre in society, theatre history, play analysis, working relationships among theatre artists, writing for and about the theatre, and the connection between theatre and the liberal arts. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Scenic Technology I (STR 115)

An introduction to techniques, procedures, and equipment employed in constructing the scenery of a theatrical production; including practical experience in creation and reading of drafting, stage and finish carpentry, metalworking and welding, basic theatre rigging, scenery movement and handling, stage properties, scenery finishing, and concepts in structural design. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Costume Technology I (STR 122)

An introduction to the materials and techniques of creating the visual elements of character through costuming. Practical experience in construction of costumes and basic pattern drafting. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.

Production Lab (STR 130)

This semester-long course engages the student in behind-the-scenes work to learn theatre processes and production. Participation in shop and production run crews helps the student to realize the design and technical processes that transform text-based versions of directors and designers into reality on stage for audiences. Fall and spring semesters. Repeatable for credit. 0-1 credit. Fee.

Technology for Performing Arts I (STR 135)

An introductory exploration of techniques, procedures, and equipment employed in creating and implementing the lighting, sound, and media for performing arts events, including practical experience in creation and reading of drafting/plans, hands-on electrical practice, sound reinforcement, console programming, basic theatre rigging, equipment movement and handling, and concepts in theatrical design. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

Acting I (STR 154)

Introduction to theories and techniques of acting through improvisation, theatre games, and scene preparation. Workshop approach emphasizes experiential learning. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Introduction to Theatre Design (STR 215)

A studio course that provides an introduction to theatre as a visual art. Topics include principles and elements of design and color theory and how they apply to scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design for theatre. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.

Theatre History-Ancients to Renaiss (STR 305)

Survey of the major theatrical and dramatic conventions, practices, theories, and traditions from ancient civilizations through the sixteenth century. Assignments and assessment measures are based on students’ progression of study in theatre history and the major. Prerequisite: STR110. Spring semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Theatre History-Renaissance to Mod (STR 306)

Survey of the major theatrical and dramatic conventions, practices, theories, and traditions from the sixteenth through the late nineteenth centuries. Assignments and assessment measures are based on students’ progression of study in theatre history and the major. Prerequisite: STR110. Fall semester, even-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Theatre History-Modern to Contemp (STR 307)

Survey of the major theatrical and dramatic conventions, practices, theories, and traditions from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Assignments and assessment measures are based on students’ progression of study in theatre history and the major. Prerequisite: STR110. Spring semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Directing I (STR 360)

An introduction to the theories and techniques of directing with special emphasis on script analysis and visual aesthetics. Prerequisites: SDA140, STR110, STR150, and STR154. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Internship (STR 430)

Supervised and evaluated work experience in the entertainment industry or in a school or camp setting. Repeatable for credit. Permission required. Variable credit.

Professional Practices (STR 445)

This capstone course for all theatre and dance majors is focused on skill building, self-reflection, and entrepreneurship. Topics covered include arts management, starting up a theatre or dance company, and self-marketing in the field. It is also a course that requires students to demonstrate proficiency in writing for theatre or dance. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisites: STR110, STR154, and STR215. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.

3 Credits.

Directing II (STR 461)

This course develops skills and provides practical experience in analyzing, casting, planning, and directing a one-act play for production, and compiling a director’s promptbook. Particular focus is given to developing skills for working with actors. Prerequisite: STR360. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.

View courses and full requirements for this program in the current course catalog.

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