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VP 200 Critical Thinking in the ArtsLASC—Creative Arts; Thought, Language, and CultureThe experience of art, music, and theatre to develop individual critical thinking in the similarities and differences among the arts.Offered every year. 3 credits. VP 210 Contemporary Dance Styles ILASC—Creative ArtsThe study and movement of dance vocabularies in one or more contemporary and modern styles.Offered every year. 3 credits. VP 300 Interdisciplinary Arts SeminarPrerequisite: VP 200Examines examples of contemporary modes of interdisciplinary works of music, theatre, and visual art with the goal of developing an individual, creative aesthetic.Offered every year. 3 credits. VP 310 Contemporary Dance Styles IILASC—Creative ArtsPrerequisite: VP 210The study and movement of contemporary dance vocabularies at the intermediate to advanced level.Offered every year. 3 credits. VP 375 Special TopicsA course that varies according to specific student and faculty interest.Offered as needed. 3 credits. VP 390 Research SeminarDevelopment of all skills for advanced creative projects and preparation for a life in the arts. VP 400 Capstone/Senior ThesisLASC - Major Capstone, Writing Across the CurriculumPrerequisites: VP 200, VP 300, EN 102Students research, design, and create works of art, music, and theatre for public presentation and evaluation by a faculty board of review.Offer every year. 3 credits. VP 405 Independent Study in the ArtsPrerequisite: Permission of instructor.An opportunity for students to examine topics not ordinarily covered in other arts courses.Offered every year. 1-3 credits. VP 408 Directed StudyDirected study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member. VP 435 Internship in the ArtsPrerequisites: 2 relevant arts coursesAdvanced students gain practical experience in a working arts environment.Offered every year. 3-12 credits.