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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Liberal Studies M.A.L.S. (Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration)


General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:

Don Rice; ricedb@etsu.edu; 423-439-6158

Marie Tedesco, Ph.D., Director

916 West Maple
Box 70659
(423) 439-4223
e-mail: tedescom@etsu.edu

Faculty:

Jill LeRoy-Frazier; Marie Tedesco.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers students from a variety of backgrounds an alternative graduate education. Firmly grounded in the values of interdisciplinary learning, the MALS degree allows students to design an individualized program of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and related fields. Students may thus pursue study in such areas as Women’s Studies, Appalachian Studies, and African American Studies, fields where graduate courses exist, but not graduate degrees. MALS students, except those who choose the Archives Concentration -complete a common core, then combine graduate courses from other academic departments with either a thesis or a special project to complete their programs of study.

Program Admission Requirements for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

A student applying to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program needs the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A successful admissions interview.
  5. A writing sample of four-five pages. In the writing sample, the applicant will elaborate on reasons for applying to the MALS program, on comprehension of liberal arts, and interdisciplinary, on relevant intellectual interests, and if an Archival Studies Concentration applicant, on the work of the archivist and the nature of the archive. If an Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration applicant, the essay should include a description of related work experience and interest in the program.
  6. For applications for admission into the Applied Theatre Pedagogy concentration: after a review of the application materials, applicants whose documents indicate a potential for success will be invited for an interview with the MALS director and the head of Project REAL conducted either in person, by telephone, or by Skype.

Students may be admitted into the MALS degree program fall, spring, or summer, but hose admitted to the Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration in other than the fall semester can begin the concentration core fall semester only.

Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration


Total MALS Core: 10 Credit Hours


Total Applied Theatre Pedagogy Hours: 12 Credit Hours


Guided Electives


Students who select the thesis option will choose two courses (six credits) from the list below, while those who select the project option will choose three courses (nine credits) from the list below. Students may choose courses not on the list below with permission of the MALS and REAL directors.

Total: 6-9 Credit Hours


Other


Choose one of the following:

Total: 3 Credit Hours


Total Program Credit Hours: 31-34 Credit Hours