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Department of English Language and Literature
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Performance in the Public Sphere (PIPS) Courses

PIPS 2000 [0.5 credit]
Theories of Performance in the Public Sphere

Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Performance Studies. History and theory of public performance. Contemporary public performance in the Canadian context.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing or permission of the department.
Lectures three hours a week.

PIPS 2001 [0.5 credit]
Workshop in Contemporary and Historical Modes of Performance

The course explores selected modes of performance drawn from a variety of historical periods and traditions. Students learn through seminars and experiential forms of learning in weekly, practice-based discussions and exercises.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing or permission of the department.
Workshop three hours per week.

PIPS 3000 [0.5 credit]
Site-Specific Performance

This course gives students an opportunity to research, design, curate, and produce a site-specific performance in the national capital region as part of an interdisciplinary collaborative team.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing or permission of the department.
Workshop three hours per week.

PIPS 3001 [0.5 credit]
Experimental Uses of Technology in Performance

Innovative uses of analogue and digital technologies in performance contexts. Issues in the design of lighting, audio, screen and interactive technologies related to public spaces, movement and performance.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing or permission of the department.
Workshop three hours per week.

PIPS 4200 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Performance and the Public Sphere

Course focuses on one selected aspect of performance in the public sphere. Course offerings change from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours per week.

PIPS 4800 [0.5 credit]
Practicum in Performance Studies

The undergraduate practicum provides students an experiential-learning opportunity to apply their knowledge in Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre and other organizations and venues in the national capital region.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing or permission of the department.
Workshop three hours per week.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca