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Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Bachelor degree programs are designed to prepare students for employment, or graduate school, in their chosen field.

Typically a bachelor degree program is 120 credits (four years).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (2012-2013 CATALOG)

Courses in a degree program may be counted only once: that is, courses used as Major requirements cannot be used in other parts of the degree program. Courses used for GER credit cannot be used to fulfill Liberal Arts Major courses or must be replaced by substitute courses of equal credits.

Minimum Credit Hours120
GER35
Liberal Arts Major60
Electives/Minor25
The Liberal Arts Major combines Core and Emphasis courses. Of the 60 total credits required for the Major, 45 must be completed through UAS. Courses completed for the Liberal Arts Major must receive a grade of C (2.0) or better.
I. Liberal Arts Core
CORE REQUIREMENTS18
HUMS200Orientation to the Liberal Arts2
HUMS210Student Portfolio1
  Communications, Literature or Writing (upper-division elective)*3
  Philosophy (Introduction, Logic, or Ethics)**3
  Social Science, Math or Natural Science (elective)3-4
  Cultural Diversity Courses***6-8

*COMM S3XX, COMM S4XX, ENGL S3XX, ENGL S4XX
** PHIL S101, PHIL S201, PHIL S206, PHIL S301
***Cultural Diversity courses include: world languages, world history, Alaska Native languages, or BLA faculty advisor-approved courses in anthropology, art, communication, literature, and the humanities or social sciences, including transfer or study abroad courses, with an evident focus in cultural diversity.

Upon admission into the BLA program, students are required to enroll in Orientation to the Liberal Arts and Student Portfolio courses. These courses are designed to assist students in planning their program of study with the approval of their BLA faculty advisor. The portfolio is used for purposes of continuing self-assessment during the student’s BLA program. Students must complete the Orientation and Portfolio courses within the first three semesters after matriculation; those who do not will be dropped from the BLA program and must officially reapply for admission.

II. Liberal Arts Emphasis
EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS42

General Requirements for all emphasis options:

  1. During the semester the student is admitted the BLA, an Emphasis option (listed below) must be formally declared by the student and approved by the BLA coordinator or the student’s faculty advisor.
  2. 24 minimum upper-division in credits required in the Emphasis program (18 minimum credits completed through UAS).
  3. Includes a Capstone Course: HUM S499 Humanities Capstone
LIBERAL ARTS EMPHASIS OPTIONS
In each BLA degree program, students pursue one of the following Emphasis options: Designated Emphasis, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Independent Design. Courses used for GER credit cannot be used to fulfill Liberal Arts Emphasis courses or must be replaced by substitute disciplinary courses of equal credits.
1. DESIGNATED EMPHASIS
A designated emphasis provides a focused course of study in the Liberal Arts not available through other baccalaureate degree programs offered through UAS.
COMMUNICATION
Primary Field Communication (COMM): 24 credits (minimum 15 credits upper-division).
Secondary Field of cross-disciplinary courses approved by the BLA Communication faculty advisor: 15 credits (minimum 6 credits upper division).
Capstone (3 credits): HUM S499 Humanities Capstone
LANGUAGE ARTS
Language Arts Fields: English (ENGL), Communication (COMM), Theatre (THR).
Primary Field: 24 credits (minimum 15 credits upper division).
Secondary Field: 15 credits (minimum 6 credits upper-division).
Capstone (3 credits): HUM S499 Humanities Capstone
2. INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Interdisciplinary Studies provides academic depth to a general course of Liberal Arts study by combining cross disciplinary primary and secondary fields. Primary and secondary fields must be from different disciplines. The Interdisciplinary Studies program must be approved by the student’s BLA faculty advisor.
Primary Field: 24 credits (minimum 15 credits upper division).
Secondary Field: 15 credits (minimum 15 credits upper-division).
Capstone (3 credits): HUM S499 Capstone.
Primary Field
The primary field consists of BLA faculty advisor approved course electives (24 credits, minimum of 15 credits upper division) under one the following categories. In some instances, minimal course requirements are designated.
Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology (ANCH S202), Biological Anthropology (ANTH S205)
Art
Two-semester History or World Art survey (ART S261/S262
Communication
English
History
Two-semester History survey: History of the U.S. (HIST S131/S132) or World History (HIST S105/106) or Modern Europe (HIST S227/228) and Seminar in History: Selected Topics (HIST S492).
Humanities
Any two of the following Humanities disciplines: Art, Communications, English, History, Alaska Native Languages (including Tlingit, Haida), Modern Languages (including Spanish), Philosophy, Theatre, or BLA faculty advisor approved Humanities discipline.
Discipline 1: 12 credits (min. 9 credits upper division).
Discipline 2: 12 credits (min. 6 credits upper division).
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology (PSY S101), Research Methods and Statistics (STAT S107 or higher), Social Science Research Methods (SSCI S300), or BLA faculty advisor approved course.
Social Science
Any two of the following Social Science disciplines: Anthropology, Economics, Government (Political Science), History, Psychology, Sociology, or BLA faculty advisor approved Social Science discipline.
Discipline 1: 12 credits (min. 9 credits upper division).
Discipline 2: 12 credits (min. 6 credits upper division).
Theatre
Secondary Field
The secondary field, which must be from a different discipline than the primary field, consists of 15 credits (minimum 6 credits upper-division).
Liberal Arts secondary fields available at UAS include: Art, Biology, Communication, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Environmental Science, French, Government, History, Laws, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Tlingit Language.
3. INDEPENDENT DESIGN
This option is designed for highly motivated students who are interested in completing a BLA program that does not fall under any Designated Emphasis or Interdisciplinary Studies option. Independently designed BLA programs are available only to students who have a tenure-track faculty member who agrees to supervise their degree program. The student and supervisor will work together to design a degree proposal that provides a coherent body of knowledge at the baccalaureate level. The Independent Design must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the supervising faculty member’s department chair, and the Dean of Arts and Sciences. As the program is independently designed, there are no formal limitations on the structure of each student’s program beyond the required Liberal Arts Core. However, the Independent Design has rigorous emphasis requirements:
  1. 45 total credits for the BLA Liberal Arts Major must be completed while enrolled at UAS.
  2. 24 Emphasis credits minimum must be upper division.
  3. 30 Emphasis credits minimum must be completed after the Independent Design program is approved by the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Any changes to a program in progress must be approved by the supervising faculty member, the supervising faculty member’s department chair, and the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVES/MINOR
ELECTIVES/MINOR REQUIREMENTS25
Courses from AA degrees, transfer credits from accredited universities or colleges, or other University of Alaska credits at the 100 level or higher may be counted for elective credit. A Minor field must differ from disciplinary coursework completed for the Liberal Arts Emphasis. Any overlap in specific courses between GER, the Liberal Arts Major, and a Minor requires course substitutions.

Minor in Theatre

Minors are areas of study that students can use to expand the scope of their bachelor degree program (for example a student in a Art major can add a Business minor).

Typically a minor is 15 credits, it cannot be the same emphasis as the main degree program.

Degree Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours18
THRS211Introduction to Drama I3
THRS212Introduction to Drama II3
Select two from the following (6 credits)
THRS218Studies in Theatre3
THRS219Theatre Performance: Selected Topics3
THRS221Acting I3
THRS222Acting II3
THRS331Directing I3
THRS418Advanced Studies in Theatre3
THRS419Theatre Performance: Selected Topics3
Select from the preceding and following (6 credits total)
COMMS346From Page to Stage: Oral Interpretation3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS418Themes in Literature when playwright or plays are the topic3
THRS391/S491Internship Production, Arts Administration, Acting1-3
THRS394/S494Practicum Production, Arts Administration, Acting1-3
THRS397/S497Independent Study1-3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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THR Classes: Fall - 2014


Survey of theatre with a focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80293J01Shona Strauser
HB113
Mon, Wed, Fri
1:10p - 2:10p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

Students will read a series of plays to better understand needs for production. Actors, designers, and directors will benefit from in-depth text study and analysis. Students will also understand the historical context of a given play. Students will participate in group and individual projects, as well as class discussion.

Prerequisite: ENGL S111 (C or higher) or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80305J01Shona Strauser
HB113
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

THR 221
3 CR

An introduction to the basics of truthful acting, using prepared and improvised exercises to explore acting techniques. Moment to moment acting, analyzing text for actions and objectives, and application through work on scenes from modern plays. Process-oriented with a final presented scene and/or monologue.

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80294J01Enrique Bravo
HB113
Mon, Wed
2:20p - 4:50p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

THR 291
1 - 3 CR

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80295J01Shona Strauser
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Variable credits 1-3, to be determined at time of registration. Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; (additional charges may apply)

THR 294
1 - 3 CR

Participation in drama workshop or lab production as performer or technical staff member. Four hours lab per week required per credit.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval form required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80296J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Variable credits 1-3, to be determined at time of registration. Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; (additional charges may apply)

THR 391
1 - 3 CR

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80303J01

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; (additional charges may apply)

THR 394
1 - 3 CR

Practicum in drama workshop or lab production as a performer of a technical staff member. Four hours lab per week required per credit.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80304J01

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; (additional charges may apply)

Students will read a series of plays to better understand needs for production. Actors, designers, and directors will benefit from in-depth text study and analysis. Students will also understand the historical context of a given play. Students will participate in group projects and advanced individual projects, as well as class discussions.

Prerequisite: C or higher in ENGL S211 and a lower division THR course, or instructor permission.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80306J01Shona Strauser
HB113
Tue, Thu
11:30a - 1:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $648 (additional charges may apply)

THR 491
1 - 3 CR

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80298J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Variable credits 1-3, to be determined at time of registration. Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; (additional charges may apply)

THR 494
1 - 3 CR

Participation in drama workshop or lab production as performer or technical staff member. Four to twelve hours lab per week required.

Instructor approval form required.

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
80299J01
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Variable credits 1-3, to be determined at time of registration. Instructor approval form required. See your advisor or faculty to make arrangements.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $216; (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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