For a course to be designated as “Public Performance“, satisfying the University Engaged Learning requirement, it must meet all the following criteria. Criteria for public performance courses are based on research and best practices in experiential learning:
- The experience (e.g. musical performance, dramatic performance, art exhibit) is the culmination of a student’s work presented publicly in a program or performance, as it is the extension of the classroom and applying knowledge gained in the classroom.
- The academic experience in which students engage in the performance work clearly states the hours requirement.
- The learning objectives related to the performance experience are clearly articulated related to their field of study, educational goals and/or career and vocational aspirations.
- There is supervision and feedback by a professional with expertise related to their field of study, educational goals and/or career and vocational aspirations.
- The syllabus assignments include reflection assignments and a final synthesis project integrated into the course.
All courses approved to satisfy the Engaged Learning University Requirement are designated with an "E" appended to their section number, e.g. ANTH 301-01E. Comprehensive listings of ALL approved Engaged Learning classes offered each semester can be found in LOCUS.
College of Arts and Sciences
DANC 212 - Ballet Dance II: Theory and Technique (2) (Effective Spring 2016)
This is a continuing ballet class designed to build on established vocabulary and movement fundamentals with emphasis on ballet as a theatrical art form. Outcomes: This class further develops strength, posture, flexibility and coordination. Progressions include more work en relev at the barre, development of leg extensions, single leg jumping and more complex movement combinations. Students will develop awareness of a dancer's role in a ballet production.
DANC 213 - Ballet III Advanced Continuing Ballet (2) (Effective Spring 2016)
This course serves students who have achieved proficiency in the basic elements of Continuing Ballet, but need to develop skills to meet the Intermediate level. Course focuses on reinforcing foundational technique in alignment and articulation and provides opportunities to develop strength, coordination and vocabulary required to advance to 311 Intermediate Ballet. Outcomes: Students will increase their awareness of overall dance alignment and articulation. They will develop strength, coordination and vocabulary preparing them for Intermediate Ballet. Students will enhance their ability to travel across the floor as well as conduct pirouettes. Adagio work in the center and grand allegro is introduced.
DANC 222 - Modern Dance II: Theory and Technique (2) (Effective Spring 2016)
This course is designed to further increase student's body awareness, strength, flexibility and musicality. We will study the technique and theory of Fall and Recovery developed by Doris Humphrey as well as learn short excerpts of repertory to be analyzed. May be repeated once for credit. Outcomes: Students will further develop their modern dance technique and be able to execute more physically challenging falls and longer and more complex movement combinations.
DANC 232 - Jazz Dance II: Theories and Techniques (2) (Effective Spring 2016)
Jazz II is designed to further develop student's technical ability and awareness of Jazz dance in theatrical productions. Students will learn about professional Jazz dance in Chicago and improve their strength, coordination, flexibility and correct posture in increasingly complex combinations applying the vocabulary and principles of jazz dance. May be repeated once for credit.
Outcomes: Students will improve their dance technique, performance skills and appreciation of Chicago's rich tradition of Jazz dance performance.
DANC 314: Pointe II (1) (Will be retired as EL in Fall 2017)
This studio course explores ballet technique en pointe. It must be taken concurrently with Ballet IV. May be repeated 6 times for credit. Outcome: the student will gain a deeper understanding of pointe technique, as well as demonstrate specific advanced skills required of the dance form. (Required to participate in end of semester public performance.) Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
DANC 323: Rehearsal and Performance (1)
Dancing, choreographing, or stage managing, in a campus production. Completion of a journal or paper is required. May be repeated up to 12 times. Outcomes: Students will gain performance experience, assess personal artistic growth, and reflect on application of performance theory and technique into production practice. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
DANC 331: Jazz Dance III: Intermediate Jazz Dance Theories and Techniques (2)
This class is designed to develop students' ability to execute Jazz dance technique at a pre-professional level. Students present a studio performance as part of the requirement. Students will improve their dance technique, performance skills and appreciation of professional dancers. Outcomes: Students will improve core strength, coordination, flexibility and correct posture befitting a Jazz dance student at the intermediate level, in increasingly complex combinations applying principles and vocabulary of jazz dance technique. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
DANC 370: Composition: DANC Capstone (3)
This course takes students from an introduction to dance composition theory and techniques through the process of creating a group work for the stage. Course work includes lecture, discussion, selected readings, viewing of masterworks of dance composition, creation of several dance studies on various themes and culminates in the creation of a work for performance in the Student Choreographic Showcase. Outcomes: Through the development of short dance students learn the principles of dance composition and then apply them to their own creation performed for a public audience.
FNAR 398: Senior Exhibit Preparation: FNAR Studio Art Capstone (3)
Prerequisites: acceptance of portfolio for admission to the program no later than the previous semester; completion of the most advanced studio course in the student’s concentration. Outcomes: Students will demonstrate the ability to produce art work suitable for exhibit.
MUSC 104: Gospel Choir (1)
Public performance required. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
MUSC 106: Guitar Ensemble (1)
For advanced guitarists. The study, rehearsal and performance of transcriptions and original works for guitar ensemble. Repertoire will focus on, but not be limited to, music of the common practice period. Students must provide their own instruments. Placement auditions. Gives one concert each semester. Outcomes: Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a large guitar ensemble and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
MUSC 108: Liturgical Choir: Cantorum (1)
SATB ensembles providing music for the Sunday liturgies in Madonna della Strada Chapel and other university liturgical functions. Repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary music. Outcomes: Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a liturgical choir and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
MUSC 109: Jazz Ensemble (1)
Admission through audition. Rehearsal and performance of standard Jazz and Big Band music. Members must have previous Jazz Band experience. Performs publically at least twice each semester of the academic year.
MUSC 207: Chamber Choir (1)
Audition Required. An enseble of advanced singers performing works written especially for the smaller choir. Performance of music from all historical periods suitable for this type of choir. The choir participates in at least two public performances each semester. Admission through audition. May be repeated for up to eight credit hours.
MUSC 246: Composition I (3)
Course deals with the study of music theory and simple and binary forms. In addition to that, students compose an original piece of music for two instruments that receives public performance. Outcomes: Through the study of relevant music scores, students learn the principles of composition and instrumentation to then apply them to their own compositions.
MUSC 320: Rehearsal and Performance (1)
This course allows students to receive credit for performing in an on-campus production during the semester. Completion and submission of a journal or paper is required. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
MUSC 374: Musical Theatre Repertoire (4)
This capstone repertoire course synthesizes musical theatre history, theory and performance. It is designed to develop students' ability to perform vocally, dramatically and physically within the canon of musical theatre repertoire. It culminates in a musical theatre showcase which features student performance of the repertoire learned in class. Outcomes: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of musical theatre performance by comparing the work of significant composers, directors and choreographers and demonstrate understanding of the intrinsic requirements for effective synthesis of vocal, dramatic and dance performance.
MUSC 388: Lecture/Recital: MUSC Capstone (3)
A directed studies capstone experience course. Project proposal must be approved by the course advisor by the end of the first week of the semester. A public presentation of the project is required. Examples of appropriate capstone projects include, a performance of a composition, paper presentation, digital music design for a commercial product, conduct a chamber ensemble or the creation of a music installation. Outcomes: Synthesize previous course work into a public presentation in the students' area of interest.
PLSC 202: Mock Trial (3)
Led by Head Coach Michael Walsh, J.D., members have opportunities to travel across the country and to compete against other top colleges and universities regularly. The Mock Trial team holds tryouts for new members during the second week of classes in the fall semester in order to prepare for the fall invitational tournament season that begins in mid-October. For further application information, visit http://www.loyolamocktrial.com/, or contact Coach Walsh directly, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLSC 203: Moot Court (3)
Led by Head Coach Michael Walsh, J.D., members have opportunities to travel across the country and to compete against other top colleges and universities in regional and national competitions. The Moot Court team advertises for new members in the spring semester, to prepare for the writing competition and tournament season that takes place in the fall. For further application information contact Coach Walsh directly, email@example.com
THTR 130: Introduction to Martial Arts (3)
This course introduces the student to Chinese Wushu. Two forms of Wushu will be selected for in depth study each semester. Students will explore the origins of the sports studied and their importance to Chinese culture and philosophy while learning the specific physical techniques. Outcome: Students will improve their balance, flexibility and coordination while learning the basic moves of two forms of Wushu. They will develop a reference for appreciating th eplace of Wushu in Chinese culture and create a foundation for further Wushu training. Class Notes: Restricted to students in the Beijing Program. This class satisfies the Engaged Learning requirement in the Public Performance category. Enrollment Requirements: Restricted to Beijing Students.
THTR 204: Playwriting (3)
This course is an introduction to the theories and techniques of playwriting with particular emphasis on the analysis of dramatic structure. Outcomes: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the theories and techniques of playwriting and dramatic structure through application of these skills in several playwriting exercises and the development of a one act play. (Work presented in playwright festival)
THTR 305: Theatre Workshop: Special Topics (3)
This course introduces the student to a style, genre or method theatre making through active application in exercises, demonstrations, games and workshops. Outcomes: Students will develop skills in applying performance theory to practice; develop performance skills in a particular style or genre; expand a repertoire of rehearsal techniques; and develop skills to create original theatre pieces. (Required to participate in end of semester public performance.)
THTR 323: Rehearsal and Performance (1-3)
This course allows students to receive credit for stage managing, acting in or directing a campus production during the semester. Completion and submission of a journal or paper is required. Course may be repeated up to 12 times for a total of no more than 12 credit hours. Outcomes: Students will gain performance experience, assess personal artistic growth, and reflect on application of performance theory and technique covered in coursework to production practice. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
THTR 324: Applied Theatrical Design (3)
This independent study course supports student scene, costume, lighting, make-up, sound or property designers selected by the faculty to design for university productions. Outcomes: Students will deepen their understanding of a design process via first-hand experience in our theatre.
School of Communication
COMM 335: City News Bureau (3)
In this hard news reporting and writing course students cover events in Chicago and Cook County. Outcome: Students will learn ethical standards of accuracy, objectivity, fairness and balance.
COMM 339: Video Documentary (3)
This course offers hands on production of video documentaries through the study of electronic field production technology, the analysis of documentary texts, and the application of documentary research methods. Outcome: Students will gains hands-on video production experience in a non-narrative genre.
COMM 373: Digital Storytelling (3) (Effective Summer 2017)
This Study Abroad program offers students the opportunity to expand their understanding of different cultures, develop their ability to tell stories in and about unfamiliar places, enhance their international experience and language fluency, and generally their appreciation of living and working outside of the U.S.