Department of Communication Studies

Communication-Theatre-Teaching

UNI is the only Iowa Regents university with a Communication-Theatre-Teaching major.  The program prepares students for teaching Communication and Theatre (including speech communication, debate, and theatre) for grades 5-12. The major and minor have been restructured, and we will be accepting new students in August 2014 with the curriculum below. 

For more information, contact the Communication Studies or Theatre Departments.

Communication-Theatre-Teaching Major

The Communication-Theatre-Teaching major requires a minimum of 125 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (45 credit hours), the Professional Education Requirements (32-33 credit hours), and the following specified major requirements (48 credit hours) to complete the minimum of 125 hours.

The communication-theatre teaching major is offered jointly by the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre.

Required                                                                                 

Communication (21):                                                         

COMM 2256                                                               Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance                            3

COMM 2257                                                               Argumentation and Debate *                                                3

COMM 2344                                                               Interpersonal Communication *                                            3

COMM EM 1611                                                         Media Literacy                                                                      3

COMM 2555                                                               Interactive Digital Communication                                        3

COMM 4355/5355                                                      Listening                                                                                3

COMM 4559/5559                                                      Methods of Teaching Speech                                                3

 

Theatre (21):                                                                        

COMM 2455  OR                                                        Group Performance: Scripting and Directing                       3

  THEATRE 1010                                                        Foundations of Theatre                                                        3

THEATRE 1012                                                          Stagecraft: Scenery/Lights **                                                3

THEATRE 1030                                                          Acting **                                                                                3

THEATRE 3020                                                          Playscript Analysis and Interpretation**                                3

THEATRE 3070                                                          History of the Theatre II                                                        3

THEATRE 3115                                                           Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre                            3

THEATRE 3160                                                          Directing                                                                                3

 

Applied Activity (3):

Activities for Communication-Theatre majors include UNI Theatre, UNI Interpreters Theatre, Sturgis Youth Theatre, SAVE (Students Against a Violent Environment) Forum Actors, and UNI Forensics

Select three of the following:***                                                                                                                                                      

COMM 1940 & COMM 3940                                        Applied Forensics and Advanced Applied Forensics           1

COMM 1941  & COMM 3941                                       Applied Performance Studies

                                                                                                         and Adv. Applied Performance Studies            1

THEATRE 1011                                                            Foundations of Theatre Lab                                                 1

THEATRE 2050                                                            Theatre Practicum                                                                1

 

Electives (3)                                                                          

Select one of the following:                                             

COMM 2255                                                                   Public Speaking *                                                                3

COMM 2456                                                                   Performance of Popular Culture                                         3

COMM 4218                                                                   Persuasion                                                                          3

COMM 4322/5322                                                          Advanced Interpersonal Communication                            3

COMM 4411/5411                                                           Language and Communication                                           3

COMM 4447/5447                                                          Performance and Social Change                                        3

COMM 4448/5448                                                          Cultural Performance                                                          3

COMM COR 1010                                                          Mass Communication & Society                                         3

COMM EM 1655                                                             Introduction to Electronic Production                                  3

COMM PR 1811                                                              Principles of Public Relations                                             3

THEATRE 3060                                                               History of the Theatre I                                                      3

THEATRE 1020                                                               Introduction to Reading Playscripts                                   3

THEATRE 3000                                                               Creative Drama                                                                 3

THEATRE 3050/5050                                                      Theatre Production                                                            1-4

THEATRE 3080/5080                                                      Advanced Theatre Studies                                                3

THEATRE 3180/5180                                                      Theatre Management                                                        3

Total Hours                                                                                                                                                                48

 

*

LAC Category 1B may be satisfied by two courses distributed as follows:
COMM 2256 (48C:011) or COMM 2255 (48C:071) or COMM 2257 (48C:074); AND COMM 2344 (48C:004) or COMM 1205 (48C:031).

**

These three courses may be taken in any sequence; all are prerequisites for THEATRE 3160 (490:161).

***

Students may take any combination of the three Applied Activity courses.  Any of the courses can be repeated up to three times.

 

For the LAC Category Fine Arts requirement (Category 3A) we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 1002: The Theatrical Arts and Society (3 credit hours).

 

For the LAC Capstone Experience (Category 6), we recommend that Communication-Theatre Education majors take THEATRE 3100/CAP 3106: Theatre in Education (3 credit hours)


Communication-Theatre-Teaching Minor

(Includes the appropriate coursework for the teaching endorsement in this area; this is an excellent companion to other teaching majors.)

 

Required (15 credit hours)

COMM 2255                                                                Public Speaking                                                                    3

COMM 2256                                                                Oral Interpretation: Texts in Performance                             3

COMM 2257                                                                Argumentation and Debate *                                                 3

COMM EM 1611                                                          Media Literacy                                                                       3

THEATRE 3160                                                           Directing                                                                                3

 

Electives (3 hours – select one)

COMM 4559/5559                                                       Methods of Teaching Speech                                                3

THEATRE 3115                                                           Methods of Teaching Drama and Theatre                             3

 

Electives (6 credit hours)

COMM 1940 & COMM 3940                                       Applied Forensics and Adv. Applied Forensics*                     1

COMM 1941  & COMM 3941                                      Applied Perf. Studies and Adv.  Applied Perf. Studies*          1

COMM 2455                                                                Group Performance: Scripting and Directing                          3

THEATRE 1010                                                           Foundations of Theatre                                                          3

THEATRE 1011                                                           Foundations of Theatre  Lab*                                                 1

THEATRE 1030                                                           Acting                                                                                      3

THEATRE 2050                                                           Theatre Practicum*                                                                 1

Total Hours                                                                                                                                                                 24

 

*Any of these courses can be repeated up to three times.