PFS Performance Studies

Courses in PFS:
PFS 200Methods & Materials in Theatre Research (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Essential research tools in theatre and related fields; bibliographies, primary sources; methods of evaluating and presenting evidence; delineating research areas in the field. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 259Topics in Contemporary Theatre & Performance (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Special topics designed to study in depth aspects of contemporary performance including performance analysis, cultural and historical context, modes of production, theoretical and political entailments, and issues of spectatorship; e.g., "Brecht and After," "British Theater," "Race and Gender in Performance." May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265APerformance Studies: Modes of Production (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the literature of performance production in a variety of media: theatre, dance, film, video, computer-based, looking at cultural, aesthetic, rhetorical and political theory. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265BPerformance Studies: Signification & the Body (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to analysis of the body in performance, drawing on theoretical models from several fields. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265CPerformance Studies: Performance & Society (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the role of performance (broadly defined), in everyday life, sociopolitical negotiation, identity, social movements, the media, and the state. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 265D Performance Studies: Theory, History, Criticism (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the theory, history and criticism, informing performance studies. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270AIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270BIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project, to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 270CIndividually Guided Research in Performance Studies (4) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—2 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): PFS 200; (PFS 265A or PFS 265B or PFS 265C or PFS 265D); and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to students in the Graduate Group PhD in Performance Studies. Individually guided research, under the supervision of a faculty member, on a Performance Studies topic related to the student's proposed dissertation project to produce a dissertation prospectus. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 290Colloquia in Performance Studies (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Registration in Performance Studies Graduate Group and prior to Qualifying Examination. Designed to provide cohort identity and faculty exchange. Opportunity to present papers, hear guest lecturers, and see faculty presentations, gather for organizational and administrative new, exchange of information and make announcements. Must be taken every year that a Performance Studies graduate is registered, prior to taking the Qualifying Examination. May be repeated up to 4 Time(s). Limited to 4 units per year. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
PFS 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Independent Study—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 299Individual Study (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 299DDissertation Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Advancement to Candidacy. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
PFS 459Approaches to Theatre & Dance (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper; Project (Term Project). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Advanced graduate students. Work on approaches to theatre, dance, film/video, design and performance, with a focus on methodology and professional development. May be repeated up to 5 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.