Cuneo course descriptions
COMM 101 Public Speaking and Critical Thinking
This introductory course is designed to supply students with the skills of public address, a fundamental understanding of critical thinking practices, foundational tenets of communication theory, a grasp of the relationship between context and communication, and a sense of the social responsibility that comes with the capacity for communication.
ENGL 273 Exploring Fiction Requirement
UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
HIST 102 Evolution of Western Ideas Since the 17th Century
This course traces the development of western civilization and its global impact since the 17th century to the present. Students will gain an understanding of history as a discipline, developing critical thinking skills based on historical knowledge about key people, places and events that shaped the modern world.
MUSC 103 Classical Guitar I
For the student who has never had guitar instruction and is interested in learning the art of performance on the guitar. Fundamentals of music theory, note reading and personal enjoyment are emphasized. Strongly recommended for those preparing to teach music in elementary school. Students will gain a basic guitar ability with an emphasis on reading music symbols accurately while also enjoying the making and doing of music.
PHIL 181 Ethics
This course examines ethical norms for conduct (e.g., theories of right and wrong action, of justice and of human rights) and ethical norms for judging the goodness or badness of persons and their lives. Special attention will be given to criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life. At the end of the course students are able to demonstrate understanding of criteria for choosing between conflicting ethical theories, moral disagreement, the justification of moral judgments, and the application of ethical standards to practical decision-making and ethical questions that arise in everyday life.
THEO 107 Introduction to Religious Studies
This course is an introduction to the contemporary field of religious studies, focusing on both the theoretical investigations of religious traditions, as well as on the study of selected religious texts and practices (such as creation stories, sacred biographies, sacred scriptures of a religious tradition(s) rituals, ritual taboos, religiously motivated behaviors. Students will be able to analyze and interpret various ways in which religious traditions intersect with contemporary issues.
THTR 261 Beginning Acting for Non-Majors
This course satisfies the Artistic Knowledge and Experience requirement of the Core Curriculum. This introduction to contemporary acting theories and techniques is designed for students who are interested in study of the performing arts, but who are not majoring in Theatre. Experience in performance or Theatre is neither expected nor required; students at a range of experience levels are welcome.
Through lecture-discussion, in-class exercises, reading, and play attendance, students will study current theory and basic techniques of creating character for the stage, and apply these techniques to practice through a combination of exercises and monologue/scene presentations. Students will develop skills in observation, concentration and imagination, as well as critical skills in script analysis. Methods of acting technique may be applied to evaluate performance in other art forms and life circumstances, enhance artistic appreciation of other art forms and techniques, and provide skills to increase focus and reduce anxiety for student’s future real life “performance” and public presentation circumstances.
This summer, we will develop and perform our work in the unique settings of Cuneo Mansion. We will select material that is enhanced by the historic setting, using the beautiful interior and exterior spaces as our ‘stages’. For questions, please contact Professor Shanahan at: email@example.com.