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Interdisciplinary Programs Courses


100AA - Explore Regina
The experiential course aims to introduce students to the numerous arts and culture activities taking place in the City of Regina. The goal of this course is to expose students to local cultural events and provide a deeper understanding of art and performance management.

101 - Introduction to Pop Culture
This course will begin to map the terrain that is Pop Culture. The changing ground of pop culture has been mapped by different theoretical and methodological approaches in ways that are not historically fixed. This course provides an introduction to the theories, practices and evolving legacy of pop culture.

102 - Exploring Cultural Regina
This course focuses on experiential learning. Students will visit a wide variety of cultural institutions across the city, exploring and critically interacting with many of Regina’s creative organizations. *Note: Students cannot receive credit for both MAP 102 and MAP 212* *Note: Pop Culture Option* *Note: Cannot be taken after a student has completed more than 60 credit hours in residency at the University of Regina.*

200AB - Puppetry & Design: Animating Objects
This course teaches students the basic concepts of puppetry including - the animation of objects, puppetry construction and history. Emphasis on the importance for puppeteers to have a foundation in both construction and performance in order to succeed in the art form. 

200AC - Examining the Construction of Identity through the Lens of Costume and Popular Culture
This class examines how and why we construct and define our identity by our dress. It is a historiographic survey of popular culture and dressing thru the lens of the subject matters of gender dressing, dress in subcultures, the history of fashion, and the influence of the media on dress.

200AD - Post-Punk: Style & Sound
From their origins and legacies to their visual styule and sound, this course examines a diverse range of popular music genres - both mainstream and marginal, including EDM, new wave, goth, noise, industrial - that developed since the late 1970s and fall under the umbrella "post-punk."

200AE - The Story of the Imaginary Indian in North America
The "Indian" is work of colonial imagination, conjuring up a variety of racist and sexist characteristics. This course explores the creation and subsequent history of such constructions in Mexico, the United States, and Canada since 1492.

200AF - Visual Imaging: Looking Through the Lens
This course focuses on visual literacy through the “reading” of and creation of images. This course challenges students to think more critically about the images we see daily. Students will gain visual literacy in “reading” and creating images as seen through the “lens” of the viewer, the literal photographic lens, and the lens of society, critically engaging with fine art, commercial, and industry produced images.

200AG - Animals in Pop Culture
This course will begin to critically map the proliferation of animal lives and representations within 20th and 21st century popular culture. From Walt Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse’, to ‘nature documentary’ television series, to the current ‘Pepe the Frog’ meme—and beyond—this course will study the multivalent appearances and agencies of animals in a range of popular media forms. Through considering ways in which animal lives are mediated by human cultural theories and practices, this course aims to contribute to understandings of popular culture’s aesthetic, biopolitical, ethical and ecological dimensions. ***Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 credit hours or permission of the instructor.***

200AH - Meditation and Art
This course focuses on developing contemplative or meditative tools (deep listening, improvisation) as part of the artistic and creative process.

200AI - From the Underworld: Puppets and Myths
This course will explore the historically parallel roles of puppetry and myth in illuminating the shadow and the unconscious through a variety of puppet-making techniques in studio, puppeteering training, mythology storytelling and discourse, and the collective creation and public presentation of a short puppet performance based on a traditional myth. ***Prerequisite: THAC 260 or a 200-level VART course or permission of the Instructor or Department Head.***

200AJ - Future Threads: The Fashion Industry in Response to Climate Correction
The Fashion Industry is cited as being one of the foremost polluters on Earth. This class will examine how the industry is adjusting to the climate crisis. The class will examine the place of fast fashion in popular culture and question if consumers are able to exchange fast for sustainable? It asks can the fashion industry adjust to the present and future demands for a culture of sustainable dressing? ***Prerequisite: 18 credit hours***

200AK - Meditation, Social Justice, and Art
Examining the complex intersection of these topics, this course explores history, present-day movements, and future possibilities. Students will build a meditative practice to expand wellness as well as social awareness.

200AL - Decolonization and the Arts
Students will identify and challenge existing colonial structures across the globe. They will engage in proactive and informed discussions of contemporary art to better decode power structures gaining a deeper more inclusive understanding of cultural experiences. To facilitate sharing personal stories and histories, dialogue from multiple perspectives will be encouraged.

200AM - Video Game Essays
Mix philosophy, theory, and critique with interactive art production while learning to envision, design, and create a video game, Students will use free downloaded soft.

201 - Global Migrations
Globalization is an issue that traverses political, cultural and representational forms today. This course explores multiple interdisciplinary topics of importance to thinking globalization including: "wonder" of the new world; Africa the "dark continent"; voyages of "discovery"; colonial villages at early World Fairs; global terrorism; and contemporary art of "migration". *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 201 and MAP 201*

202 - Indigenous Issues in the Arts
This course provides an overview of both pre-contact and contemporary issues related to Indigenous arts--visual, performance, music, film, theatre and storytelling. Further, the course will explore issues such as treaties, colonial issues, stereotypical representation and how artists and scholars have responded to such issues in the arts. ***Pre-requisite: 24 credit hours or permission of the instructor*** *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 202 and MAP 202*

203 - Musicals on Stage and Screen
This course examines the similarities and radical differences in the development of the spectacles of the American musical and the American movie musical. It places emphasis on issues of identity and social commentary as evidenced in some of the most important musicals of the past century. This course is NOT performance based. ***Pre-requisites: completion of 24 credit hours or permission of instructor.*** *NOTE: Students may only receive credit for one of MAP 203, FA 203 or FA 300 AL*

204 - Prairie Gothic
This course will explore themes and tropes of prairie gothic across a variety of visual, performative and written texts. *Note: Pop Culture Option*

205 - Fashion and Hollywood
From the earliest days of movie making Hollywood positioned itself as the epitome of style. This course examines the connections between fashion and Hollywood and how with the rise of mass entertainment Hollywood became the runway of the people. *Note: Pop Culture Option*

206 - Shoes: The Power of the Heel
From foot binding to platform heels to the bird inspired stilettos of Alexander McQueen and Cinderella’s glass slipper, this course examines the meaning of shoes as an outward signifier of personal identity and as social construct. *Note: Pop Culture Option*

207 - Underwear and Social Meaning
From corsets and crinolines to thongs and briefs, underwear has played a major role in the construction of personal and social identity. This course will examine major trends in the development of underwear with a special focus on its historic role as framing, exploiting and containing sexual and gender roles. *Note: Pop Culture Option*

208 - The Business of Fashion
Who decides what we are wearing next season? How do the products arrive in stores? What happens to unsold stock and how to plan stock levels? Why some retailers are successful and others are not? The course introduces students to the fundamentals of the fashion cycle: marketing, merchandising and buying.  *Note: Students may receive credit for one of MAP 200AA or MAP 208.*

210 - Spy Media
As an examination of spies and spying in popular culture this class investigates: the espionage genre in film and television; cultures of surveillance and resistance; media representations of espionage, security, secrets, conspiracy and paranoia.

212 - Engaging Cultural Regina
This course focuses on experiential learning. Students will visit a wide variety of cultural institutions across the city. Students will explore, respond, and critically engage with a number of Regina’s creative/cultural organizations. ***Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credit hours*** *Note: Pop Culture Option* *Note: Students cannot receive credit for MAP 212 and MAP 102*

299AA - Socially Engaged Practice
This course examines socially-engaged art including community-based, activist, applied and relational practices. It focuses on social-engagement in visual art, performance and creative technologies in local, national and international contexts. It considers professional, ethical, aesthetic, and practical issues.  Includes options for creative projects or final essays. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credit hours or the permission of the instructor(s)***

300AO - Collaboration and Spontaneity Across Disciplines
Explores collaboration and improvisation across artistic and other disciplinary boundaries. Examines histories of improvised and interdisciplinary art forms, informed by key theories in the area of critical studies in improvisation. Classes and assignments will include studio work and discussion seminars, students may choose to work on essays or practical assignments.

300AP - Marking the Land: Nature + Site + Histories
In this unique course site-specific and responsive studio projects will inform a national Landmarks project organized by Fine Arts Deans at universities across Canada to consider Canada's sesquicentennial celebration in June 2017. In this hybrid course, students will be introduced to concepts and methods focused on understanding, contextualizing, and responding to the human and animal act of creating and imaging landmarks.

300AQ - Engaging Climate Change: Creativity, Community, Intervention
This multidisciplinary course explores climate change and environmental concerns, with a focus on resilience, community, Indigenous perspectives, science, artist engagements, local/global projects, and thinking outside the box in the face of change. Assignments will be applied and/or artistic explorations of course themes. Students from all university disciplines are welcome. ***Prerequisite: 60 credit hours or permission of instructor.*** *Note: Students cannot receive credit for both MAP 300AQ and MAP 400AD.*

300AR - City of York Study Tour
Founded by the Romans in 71 AD and conquered by the Vikings in 960 AD York has been the site of several important moments in England's cultural history: The York Mystery Plays, The Academy of St. Olave's, it is the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, the centre of early British photograpy, home to the York Shakespeare Project, and is the city most identified with Richard III. The two weeks of study in York, England is hosted by York St. John University with a focus on performance, literature and history. ***Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credit hours with a minimum UGPA of 70% or successful completion of 30 credit hours with a UGPA of 67- 69.9% and a letter of permission from Department Head (or equivalent).*** *Note: In addition to University of Regina tuition, students are responsible for air fare and out of pocket expenses. The York St. John Program fee covers accommodation, breakfast & lunch, and all admissions; students will have this fee covered with a Global Education Schola

300AS - Walking Art: Making and Movement
Explore walking, which will refer to any form of slow, self-propelled mobility, as a methodology for making art and as a theme that crosses the boundaries of artistic disciplines including performance, sculpture, photography, text, drawing, conceptual art, social practice, and digital or audio art. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours.***

301 - Mapping Illness
What does it mean to represent the diseased body? What are the relations between health, illness, Other-ness and deviance in representation? As several interdicsiplinary investigations of the body in crisis this course will look at how illness has been represented from the sixteenth century to the present. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours*** *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 301 and MAP 301*

302 - Queer: Cultures and Theories
An interdisciplinary investigation of contemporary queer theory and ideas. Partially based upon guest presentations from specialists in their fields, this course provides students with a critical framework for thinking about queer issues today. Topics: GLBTQ histories and theories; issues of representation; queer art, cinema, literature; queer issues in cross-cultural perspectives. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours*** *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 302 and MAP 302*

303 - The Politics and Performance of Food: Spectacle / Revenge / Abstinence
This course examines historic and current uses of food in performance, film and art - as an affective element of spectacle and as potent signifier. Students will approach this investigation through critical texts, the work of key artists in this area and through creative projects. *Note: Pop Culture Option* *Note: Students cannot receive credit for both FA 300 AM and MAP 303.*

400AA - Studies in Art, Materials, and Techniques
This seminar course addresses thematic research strenghts in the Faculty in order to provide students with a deeper exploration into topics within Media, Art, and Performance. Thematic seminar topics will relatel to Popular and Visual Culture, Gender, Sexuality, and Culture; Social and Community Engagement, Indigenous Arts and Culture, or Curatorial Studies and Cultures Display. ***Prerequisite: 84 credit hours. ***

400AB - Adv Sem - Cultural Studies I
Seminar exploring the fundamental themes and issues of cultural studies including the history, thoeory and aesthetics of modernity;the effect of mass society on social movements and personal identity; and the influence of capital on cultural production.

400AC - International Arts Management
With a focus on global perspectives and initiatives this experiential course gives students a foundation in innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity in relation to the management of cultural organizations. There is no travel connected to this course. ***Prerequisite: Successful completion of 45 credit hours***

400AD - Engaging Climate Change: Creativity, Community, Intervention
This multidisciplinary course explores climate change and environmental concerns, with a focus on resilience, community, Indigenous perspectives, science, artist engagements, local/global projects, and thinking outside the box in the face of change. Assignments will be applied and/or artistic explorations of course themes. Students from all university disciplines are welcome. ***Prerequisite: 60 credit hours or permission of instructor.*** *Note: Students cannot receive credit for both MAP 300AQ and MAP 400AD.*

401 - Arts Administration
This course will introduce students to basic concepts in arts administration, including the process of managing and marketing an arts organization, and examining models for funding arts organizations. The course will use a case-based approach to examine how film, music, theatre and visual arts organizations are run. ***Prerequisites: 60 credit hours, BUS 260 and one of BUS 210, BUS 250, BUS 285*** *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 401and MAP 401*

402 - Theory and Photo-Based Practices
This seminar uses photography to develop familiarity with foundational social, philosophical, and ideological theories of representation and interpretation that have influenced fine arts practices since 1839. The seminar will inquire in to the distinctive uses of photography as art/not art, highlighting the diversity of image practices within the fine arts. ***Prerequisites: 60 credit hours or permission of the Instructor*** *Note: Art History Program Option* *Note: Creative Technologies Program Option* *Note: Cultures of Display Program Option* *Note: Students may only receive credit for one of FA 402 and MAP 402*

499BX - Fall 2020 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499BY - Professional Placement
Upon successful application and acceptance the student, through observation, analysis, research and participation, will be immersed in activities related to their field of study in a cultural or other organization approved by the Faculty. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499BZ - Winter 2021 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499CA - Fall 2021 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499CB - S/S 2021 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499CC - Winter 2022 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499CD - Fall 2022 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***

499CE - Spring/Summer 2022 Professional Placement
The Professional Placement option is an experiential learning course giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge and skill set(s) within an institution related to their major. Typically the field work is done off campus. The project or terms of the placement will be developed through consultation between the home department, the student and the institution. Supervision is jointly undertaken by the host institution and a faculty member from the student's home department. Can be taken as a P/F only. ***Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credit hours and permission of Department Head.***