By combining theatre with voice speech pathology, Dr. Beth Osnes and I have worked to charter a new, creative, and trans-disciplinary endeavor we call Vocal Empowerment that is designed for use primarily by young women to become agents of change in their communities, their nations, and the world. This work supports youth in speaking about issues that are important to them such as sexual violence prevention, climate change, and racial justice.
ARSC 1490 - MASP Humanities Seminar
Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Enhances students' knowledge and appreciation of the humanities. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, workshopping papers and presentation, guest speakers, and outside activities are designed to enhance both students' appreciation of the subject matter and their performance in their regular courses. Emphasis is on actively using knowledge of humanities in a variety of ways. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
LEAD 1000 - Becoming a Leader
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
The foundation course will prepare students to exercise leadership in business, government and community organizations. Introduces leadership skills useful in a variety of settings including community and civic activities. Helps students to improve self awareness, understand multiple theories, recognize moral courage, build analytic and critical thinking skills and adapt leadership practices to different people and contexts. Degree credit not granted for this course and MGMT 3030.
THTR 2021 - Global Theatre 2: Forms of Modern Theatre and Drama
Explores the dramatic literature, performance traditions and cultural contexts in world theatre from 1600s to the present, through discussion, writing and theatre practice, with an emphasis on the impacts of modernity and colonialism.