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pation of these popular individual sports.
2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE117 Modern Dance (Women)

A creative approach to movement exploration with
special emphasis on dance as related to the specific
art periods.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.



PE118 Physical Fitness and Conditioning (Men)

A course designed to improve basic physical abilities
such as strength, endurance, and neuromuscular
coordination. Concentration is upon individual activ-
ities and individual improvement of his physical
well-being.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE119 Slimnastics (Women)

This course is designed to improve basic physical as-
sets. Concentration is upon individual activities and
individual improvement of her physical well-being.
2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE130 Elementary Self-Defense (Women)

This course deals with the theory and techniques of
self-defense. The content focuses on the techniques
for eliminating dangers from daily living, methods
for recognizing and avoiding dangers, and skills and
strategies for employing physical defense when nec-
essary.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE131 Athletic Officiating of Women's

Sports (Coed)
Fall Semester

This course deals with the studying of the rules and
techniques involved in officiating women's field
hockey, volleyball and/or basketball which will lead
to a rating in these sports. Prerequisite: Interscholas-
tic or intercollegiate experience in the sport which
you are interested in officiating.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE134 Basic Concepts of Physical
Activity (Coed)

An introduction to the purposes of physical activity
with emphasis on its basic knowledges, principles
and values. The course is designed to help the stu-
dent make decisions about personal exercise and
physical fitness programs for now and the rest of his
life. The classes will be lecture-labs in which the stu-
dent will be involved in physical activity.
2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE135 Recreational Shooting (Coed)

A course designed as an orientation for individuals
interested in the shooting sports. Safety is taught and
emphasized throughout the course. The student will
shoot rifle, pistol, and shotgun as well as being intro-
duced to other areas such as hunting, antique and
replica arms, gun collecting, etc. The class travels oc-
casionally off campus for parts of the firearms train-
ing.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.



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PE136 Aerobic Dance (Women)

This course is designed to help students develop an
understanding and appreciation of the importance of
improving their "aerobic" fitness as a part of total
fitness. Students participate in a program of vigorous
movement to music at a level consistent with their
existing level of fitness and gradually strive to reach a
higher level of fitness.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

Aquatic Activities

PE120 Beginning Swimming (Coed)

An introduction to the recreational sport of swim-
ming with emphasis placed upon elementary strokes,
dives, survival techniques and applications of basic
mechanical principles to safe aquatic activities. Na-
tionally recognized certification issued upon comple-
tion of course requirements and student request.
2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE121 Intermediate/Advanced Swimming
(Coed)

Prerequisite is completion of PE120 Beginning Swim-
ming or demonstration of equivalent skills. Begin-
ning skills are reviewed and more difficult aquatic
activities are introduced. Special emphasis will be
placed on strokes, dives, and methods of personal
safety and self-rescue. Preparatory skin diving tech-
niques are introduced. Nationally recognized certifi-
cation issued upon completion of course require-
ments and student request.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE124 Advanced Lifesaving (Coed)

Prerequisite is completion of PE121 Intermediate/
Advanced Swimming or demonstration of equivalent
swimming skills. Emphasis is placed on all aquatic
skills required to become nationally certified in life-
saving. The area of water safety, artificial respiration,
first aid, and lifeguard techniques are also stressed.
Nationally recognized certification issued upon com-
pletion of course requirements.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.

PE125 Skin and Scuba Diving (Coed)

Prerequisite is the passing of the Skin and Scuba en-
trance examination or the completion of PE121 or
PE122. A complete course of all practical and neces-
sary Skin Di\'ing and Scuba Diving skills, and lectures
with special emphasis placed on: diving physics,
di\'ing physiolog)', diving equipment, underwater
en\'ironment, and needed first-aid procedures.
Equipment fee 515.00.

2 class periods. 1 credit hour.



PE126 Water Safety Instructor (Coed)

Prerequisite is possession of current senior lifesaving
certification. An instructor's course in swimming,
diving, water safety, and lifesaving techniques. Spe-
cial emphasis will be placed on techniques of aquatic
instruction. An opportunity for practical teaching
experience will be offered as required for certification.
Nationally recognized certification issued upon com-
pletion of course requirements.
2 class periods

1 laboratory period.

2 credit hours.

PE128 Instructor of Handicapped

Swimming (Coed)
Fall Semester

This course deals with the physiological and sociolog-
ical ability or needs of the handicapped and the
unique ability of the aquatic environment to satisfy
many of these desires most effectively. The course
will be integrated with lectures, pool work, and ac-
tual experience with the handicapped. With success-
ful completion of the course, nationally recognized
certification will be awarded. Prerequisite: PE126,
Aquatic Leadership, or its equivalent.
2 class periods.

1 one-hour laboratory period.

2 credit hours.




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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
AND SPEECH

The Department of English and Speech offers
courses leading to Baccalaureate degrees in English
and in Speech. In conjunction with the Department
of Education, it offers a program which qualifies Sec-
ondary Education majors for Pennsylvania certifica-
tion to teach Communication courses in the second-
ary schools. In addition, the department offers an
Associate of Science degree in Radio-Television. Spe-
cific requirements are listed in the "Program of
Study" section of this catalog. Students interested in
a program with a concentration in writing should see
the department chairman.

English Composition, ElOl-102, is normally the
prerequisite for other writing courses and for all liter-
ature courses. Well -qualified students may enroll in
courses for which they do not have the prerequisites
if they obtain the permission of the instructor. Unless
specific prerequisites are noted, all courses are open
to all students.

To remain a major in the Department of English
and Speech a student must maintain at least a 2.0
cumulative average beginning with his Sophomore
year, and must receive no grade lower than 2.0 in
each course taken in the department (or in an equiva-
lent course taken elsewhere). Requests for exceptions
to this policy must be submitted in writing to the de-
partment chairman.

ElOO Fundamentals of English
Fall-Spring Semesters

A course emphasizing the fundamentals of English
usage, spelling, punctuation, sentence construction,
and paragraph writing. Enrollment is at the discre-
tion of the Department. May not be used to fulfill
English core requirement. Students must receive a
grade of "2" or better in ElOO before enrolling in
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E101-E102 English Composition
Fall-Spring Semesters

These courses present a two-semester sequence of
instruction in writing skills essential to all college stu-
dents and all careers. The courses include instruction
in exposition, description, narration, argument and
research techniques. Students must receive a grade of
"2" or better in ElOl before enrolling in E102.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours each semester.

E125 Radio-Television Speaking
Fall Semester

An introduction to and practice in the variety of vocal
and intellectual skills required by performers in



radio-television, including announcing, interview-
ing, discussion moderating, and announcer-operated
electronic equipment. Emphasis will also by given to
the development of vocabulary.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.
E150 Beginning Sign Language
Fall-Spring Semesters

An introduction to manual communication skills in-
cluding the American Manual Alphabet, approxi-
mately 550 basic signs, and the history and place of
manual communication in society.

2 hours of laboratory. 1 credit hour.
E160 Introduction to Literature
Fall-Spring Semesters

Reading and discussion of representative works of
poetry, drama, and fiction to explore literature and its
reflection of life. This course is designed specifically
for the non-English major and is open to entering
freshmen.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E204 Introduction to Speech
Fall-Spring Semesters

An introduction to the dynamics of speech communi-
cation, including analysis of the variables inherent in
intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and public
communication. The student will learn to analyze
speaking situations and develop criteria for determin-
ing the effectiveness of speech by participation in
speaking and evaluation assignments.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E205 Oral Interpretation of Literature
Fall Semester

Through analysis and appreciation of poetry, prose,
and drama, students practice the skills of communi-
cating to an audience the intellectual, emotional, and
aesthetic essence of works of literary art.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E206 Principles of Communication
Spring Semester

The course introduces the speech communication
major to the most important theories and principles
of the discipline. Special attention is given to infor-
mation theory, persuasion theory, language and non-
verbal codes, and critical and aesthetic reasoning.
Stress is placed on relating these and other theories to
the student's general speech, theater or radio/televi-
sion emphasis. Prerequisite: E204 or concurrent with
E204.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.



Course Descriptions



E216 Voice and Diction
Fall-Spring Semesters

The emphasis of this course is on the improvement of
each student's voice and articulation. Textbook read-
ing and drill work with a tape recorder are used to
address individual speech problems: vocal variety,
rate, pitch, volume, quality, articulation, and pro-
nunciation.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E220 Communication and Report Writing
Fall-Spring Semesters

The development of insights and skills in communi-
cation situations most commonly encountered in
business, industry', and the professions. Prerequisite:
E101-E102.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E222 Technical Writing
Spring Semester

This course will give the student practice in writing
accurate, precise, clear factual prose designed to con-
\ey information that others need, such as mechanism
descriptions, process analyses, instruction sheets,
reports, abstracts, proposals, and articles. It will in-
clude the use of graphics. Prerequisite: E101-E102.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E230 Survey of Radio and Television
Spring Semester

A survey of the history, technology, laws and regula-
tions, social effects and general structure of broad-
casHng with primary emphasis on the United States
as well as consideration of alternative systems.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E231 Radio Production
Fall-Spring Semesters

An in-depth consideration of practical and aesthetic
factors in sound-studio production techniques, in-
cluding operation of studio and control room equip-
ment, sound effects, out-of-studio (remote) produc-
tions, and a variety of program forms.
2 class periods.

4 hours practicum. 3 credit hours.

E232, E233, E234, E235 Radio Practicum
Fall-Spring Semesters

Students will have an opportunity to participate in
the various activities of an on-air radio facility, in-
cluding announcing, news gathering and presenta-
tion, music programming, copywriting, and record
and tape library activities.

1 credit hour per semester, up to 4.



E250 Advanced Sign Language
Spring Semester

A workshop broadening knowledge and fluency in
sign language with emphasis on "reading" the lan-
guage and the development of interpreter skills. Pre-
requisite: E150.

2 hours of laboratory. 1 credit hour.

E254 Introduction to Theatre
Fall-Spring Semesters

The student is introduced to the origin and develop-
ment of theatre and acquires familiarity with the prin-
ciples of play wrighting, directing, acting, and design-
ing in the Greek, Elizabethan, and contemporary
theatres.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E256 History of the English Language
Spring, odd numbered years

A study of the development of the English language
from its Indo-European roots to Modern English,
with special emphasis on the social reasons for lan-
guage diversity and changes within one language.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E258 Stagecraft

Fall, odd numbered years

The functions of scene design, stage design, stage
lighting, costuming, makeup, and theatre architec-
ture are considered theoretically and tested through
practical application in performance situations. Stu-
dents prepare working drawings, models, and con-
struct scenery.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E262 Acting

Spring, odd numbered years

The student is expected to achieve proficiency in
physical and vocal expressive techniques, in detailed
textual analysis, and to synthesize understanding
and expressiveness in performance.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E271 Journalism
Fall Semester

An introduciton to the theory and practice of obtain-
ing, preparing, and editing news stories and to some
of the considerations involved in publishing a news-
paper. Work in the classroom may be supplemented
by laboratory work in preparing the College newspa-
per.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.



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E279 American Literary Masterpieces
Fall-Spring Semesters

An examination of representative writings by se-
lected major American authors of the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E283 Masterpieces of English Literature
Fall Semester

The course examines in some detail a select number
of masterpieces from Beowulf to the poetry of John
Milton; works which form the foundation of a signifi-
cant literary heritage for the English-speaking world.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E288 European Literary Masterpieces
Spring Semester

An exploration of the traditional "classics" of West-
ern civilization, with emphasis on epic works from
Homer to the Renaissance.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E291 The Short Story
Spring Semester

A study of the development, forms, and techniques
of the short story.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E300, E301, E302, E303 Speech Practicum
Fall-Spring Semesters

This flexible course varies in content and may be re-
peated with different numbers up to four times. Top-
ics will include non-verbal communication, perform-
ance, listening, and other special topics.

1 class period, plus outside participation.

1 credit hour per semester, up to 4.

E304 Group Discussion
Spring Semester

A course designed to improve participation, leader-
ship, and understanding of group processes in deci-
sion-making and problem-solving situations. The
course is required for Speech Communication majors
and is open to all students interested in improving
their ability to think and to communicate. Prerequi-
site: E204.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E306 Advanced Public Speaking
Spring, odd numbered years

Public speaking with emphasis on audience analysis
and the rhetorical situation provide the focus for the-
ory and performance. Organization, content, style
and delivery will be studied. Students will give a
minimum of three ten-minute speeches. Prerequisite:
E204.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.



E310 Creative Writing
Spring Semester

A writing seminar for students interested in develop-
ing their imaginative writing powers.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E311 Mass Media
Fall Semester

A survey of the theories, technology, and practice of
communication leading to an examination of the ef-
fects of the mass media on American life and culture.
Included will be an examination of the media as pop-
ular art and the development of evaluative criteria to
be applied in the consumption of mass communica-
tion.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E315 Advanced Composition
Fall Semester

Expository writing for upperclassmen.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E316 Introduction to Film
Spring, odd numbered years

A survey of the history of tilm as a communicative
and artistic medium, including its technological, in-
dustrial, social, and aesthetic dimensions. Students
view and analyze films important to the history of the
medium including early as well as recent American
and foreign films.

1 class period.

3 hours film viewing. 3 credit hours.

E320 Introduction to Linguistics
Spring, even numbered years

An introduction to the study of language. Special
emphasis is given to a review of several modern
grammars of English and their application to teaching
English. Other topics include sociolinguistics and
American dialects.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E331 Television Production
Fall-Spring Semesters

The student is exposed to the practical and aesthetic
factors in television production, including the opera-
tion of cameras, control room equipment, lighting,
staging, performance, and remode production tech-
niques. Prerequisite: E231.

2 class periods.

4 hours of practicum. 3 credit hours.



Course Descriptions



E332 Radio and Television Writing
Spring Semester

An investigation of the problems and techniques in-
herent in writing for radio and television, including
the development of ideas, writing to specific time
limitations, and format. Student projects will include
features, dialogue, commercials and outlining of
radio and television documentaries. Prerequisites:
ElOl, E231, E331.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E340 Radio and Television News
Spring Semester

This course is designed to acquaint students, through
theory and practice, with the elements of newsgath-
ering, writing, and presentation for the electronic
communication media. Textbook study and academic
exercises will be combined with practical reporting-
presentation projects. Prerequisites; E125, E231,
E331, E332.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E341 The Comic Tradition
Fall Semester

Highlights of comic art from the Greeks to the pres-
ent, including drama, fiction, poetry, film, television,
and the visual arts.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E342 Popular Literature
Spring Semester

An examination of "best sellers" and other selections
which have met with wide acceptance by the general
reading public. The course emphasizes (but is not
necessarily restricted to) twentieth-century works.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E343 The Experience of Poetry
Fall Semester

An introduction to the forms and techniques of the
poet's craft, with emphasis on the pleasure and in-
sights gained from careful reading of a wide range of
good poetry.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E344 Love and Sex in Literature
Spring Semester

The course examines thematically and historically the
claims of love and sexuality as inspiration for and
subject of imaginative literature, with particular at-
tention given to the language of love.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.



E346 Literature and Society
Spring Semester

A study of how social problems, social attitudes, and
social panaceas are depicted in literature. Selections
studied include recent works as well as those from
earlier periods.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E347 Literature and Psychology
Fall Semester

The impact of the insights of modern psychology
upon both the writing and interpretation of literature.
Some of the topics considered are maturation, uncon-
scious motivation, and the variety of human interac-
tion.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E350, E351, E352, E353 Theater Practicum
Fall-Spring Semesters

Special activities in staging, acting, lighting, produc-
tion, and directing of plays.

1 credit hour per semester, up to 4.

E354 History of Theatre
Fall Semester

The course deals with modern and historical concep-
tions of theatre, methods and theories of production,
acting, and dramaturgy. Various functions of theatre
as pastime, ritual, entertainment, and art form will be
examined historically. Prerequisite: E254 or permis-
sion of the instructor.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E360 Theatre Arts Workshop
Summer

Actual production of live theatre with an emphasis on
the process and technique.

Workshop sessions as scheduled.

3 credit hours.

E380 Major Authors and Literary Traditions

An in-depth study of a single major author (such as
Milton) a genre (like the literature of terror), a tradi-
tion (such as Nationalism), or a literary technique
(like the stream-of-consciousness). The specific
theme of this course may be suggested either by fac-
ulty members or by students. This course may be re-
peated for different topics.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E401 English Seminar
Fall, even numbered years

Directed research and writing under close supervi-
sion. Required for all English majors. Prerequisite:
The completion of 50 credit hours.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.



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E402 Communications Seminar
Fall Semester

An intensive examination of rhetorical and communi-
cation theories through directed research and writ-
ing. Required for all Speech majors. Prerequisite: The
completion of 90 credit hours, including 12 credits in
speech or speech-related courses.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.
E415 Shakespeare
Spring Semester

The course surveys Shakespeare's achievement in
several dramatic modes, including comedy, history,
tragedy, and romance, with reference principaOy to
the way the dramatist represents through his art
human beings, their nature, passions, and relation-
ships to each other and to the social and physical
world in which they find themselves.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E416 Modem Drama
Fall Semester

A study of representative plays by major American
and European playwrights from Ibsen to the present.
3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E424 Afro-American Literature
Fall Semester

A study of distinguished Black writers of the Harlem
Renaissance.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E434 Radio-TV Laws and Policies
Spring Semester

The basic laws governing mass communications, the
establishment of station policies within the laws, and
social and economic requirements. The problems
which the law and other requirements pose to station
management will be considered. Prerequisite: E230,
E311.

3 class periods. 3 credit hours.

E450, E451 Communications Internship

Planned and supervised work experience in oral or
written communications at selected cooperating firms
or organizations. Supplementary training confer-
ences, reports, and appraisals. Prerequisite: Junior or
Senior standing, and departmental approval of each
student participant's individual program.

2 to 6 hours (depending upon the length and

scope of each program).



E498, E499 Independent Study

The Independent Study Program affords an opportu-
ruty for the student who wishes to undertake a well-
defined research project. While the student conducts
his work under the guidance of a faculty member of
his own choosing, the project is carried out in an in-
dependent manner without regular class meetings.
Effective independent study is characterized by a re-
duction in formal instruction and an increase in the
individual student's responsibility and initiative in
the learning process.
1-3 credit hours.




HISTORY AND POLITICAL
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

The Department offers courses in Geography,
History, International Studies and Political Science.
The Bachelor of Arts degree is available with a major
in History or Political Science (International Studies,
Government or Public Administration concentra-
tion).

The philosophy of this department is to teach
history, government, geography, international stud-
ies and public administration in such a way as to pro-
vide the student with a significant degree of compe-


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