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A PDF version of the 2009-2010 Academic Calendar is available here.

1. Welcome to Mount Allison University
2. Glossary of Academic Terms and Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2009-2010
Provisional Calendar of Events 2010-2011 (subject to change)

3. Admission

3.1. Contact Information
3.2. Admission to the University
3.3. Minimum General Admission Requirements
3.4. Additional Admission Requirements
3.5. Notes on Entry to First-Year Courses
3.6. Requirements for Non-Canadian Education Systems
3.7. English Requirements
3.8. Mature Students
3.9. Admission with Advanced Standing
3.10. Transfer Students
3.11. Visiting Students
3.12. Exchange Students
3.13. Special Circumstances
3.14. Graduate Studies

4. Fees

4.1. Fees and Expenses
4.2. Deposits for Full-Time Students
4.3. Payment of Fees
4.4. Late Fees and Interest Charges
4.5. Withdrawals and Student Accounts

5. Financial Assistance

5.1. Scholarships
5.2. Bursaries
5.3. Pre-Theological Bursaries
5.4. Special Summer Research Scholarships
5.5. The Donald A. Cameron Student Loan Fund

6. Academic Regulations

6.1. Registration Procedures
6.2. Changes in Registration/Programs (Fall and Winter terms)
6.3. Withdrawal from University
6.4. Advanced Placement
6.5. Transfer Credits
6.6. Degree Requirements
6.7. Degree with Distinction Requirements
6.8. Honours Degree Requirements
6.9. Second Undergraduate Degree Requirements
6.10. Honours Certificate
6.11. Grading System
6.12. Standards of Performance
6.13. Academic Offences
6.14. Missed Coursework or Tests
6.15. Examination Regulations
6.16. Continuous Learning
6.17. Transcripts
6.18. Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas
6.19. Graduation/Convocation
6.20. Notification of Disclosure of Personal Information to Statistics Canada
6.21. Email Communication

7. Academic Programs

7.1. B.A. and B. Sc. General Regulations
7.2. Bachelor of Arts
7.3. Bachelor of Science
7.4. Master of Science
7.5. Bachelor of Commerce
7.6. Bachelor of Music
7.7. Bachelor of Fine Arts
7.8. Certificate of Bilingualism
7.9. Certificat De Bilinguisme
7.10. Pre-Professional Requirements
7.11. International Programs

8. Continuous Learning

8.1. Miramichi First Year at Home Program
8.2. Moncton Program
8.3. Correspondence Program
8.4. Spring/Summer Term Courses
8.5. Seminars and Workshops
8.6. Fees
8.7. Financial Aid
8.8. Courses Through Continuous Learning as Part of a Normal Course Load
8.9. Overload Courses Through Continuous Learning
8.10. Deadlines and Extensions for Correspondence Courses
8.11. Withdrawal from Correspondence Courses
8.12. Withdrawal from Spring/Summer Term Courses (non-correspondence)
8.13. Contact Information

9. Programs and Courses of Instruction

American Studies
Art History
Canadian Public Policy
Canadian Studies
Cognitive Science
Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
Computer Science
Drama Studies
English Literatures
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts
French Studies
Geography and Environment
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
International Economics and Business
International Relations
Japanese Studies
Modern Languages and Literatures
Political Science
Religious Studies
Sociology / Anthropology
Spanish Studies
Women's Studies

10. Co-Curricular Life

10.1. The Student Union
10.2. The Argosy Weekly
10.3. CHMA FM
10.4. Garnet and Gold Society
10.5. Windsor Theatre
10.6. Student Entertainment Office
10.7. Residence Council
10.8. The Tantramarsh Club
10.9. Student Employment
10.10. Accommodation
10.11. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics
10.12. Religious Life on Campus
10.13. Student Life
10.14. Student Life Resources
10.15. Services for Students With Disabilities

11. General Information

11.1. The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives
11.2. The Libraries' Endowment Funds
11.3. The Mount Allison Federated Alumni, Inc.
11.4. Computer Facilities
11.5. Mount Allison University Bookstore
11.6. Banking Services
11.7. Performing Arts Series

12. Personnel

12.1. Officers of the University
12.2. The Regents of Mount Allison
12.3. The Senate of Mount Allison
12.4. Officers of Administration
12.5. Chancellors Emeriti
12.6. Presidents Emeriti
12.7. Registrars Emeriti
12.8. Professors Emeriti
12.9. Librarians Emeriti
12.10. Academic Staff
12.11. Meighen Centre for Learning Assistance and Research
12.12. Student Life
12.13. Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics


1. Lectureships, Trusts and Fellowships
2. Endowed Chairs
3. Faculty Awards
4. Scholarships
5. Bursaries
6. Pre-Theological Funds
7. Prizes


Drama Studies

Students at Mount Allison with an interest in drama have several options open to them. In all cases, the programs are designed to provide an education in drama rather than professional training for the theatre.

Interdisciplinary B.A. Programs

MINOR in Drama is 24 credits earned as follows:

15from DRAM/ENGL 1701; DRAM 2151, 2161, 3001, 3151
3from DRAM 3161, 3171, 4011
6from CLAS 3201, 3211; DRAM 4951*, 4991*; ENGL 2211, 3211, 3311, 3431, 3551, 3561, 3611, 3621; MUSC 2231, 3201; SPAN 3321

Note: * Drama 4951 and 4991 may be taken for credit more than once if the topic differs

MAJOR in Drama is 60 credits earned as follows:

Drama Core is 24 credits as follows:

3from DRAM/ENGL 1701
15from DRAM 2151, 2161, 3001, 3151, 3161
3from DRAM 4011
3from DRAM 3171, 4951*, 4991*

Note: * DRAM 4951 and 4991 may be taken for credit more than once if the topic differs

Dramatic Literature

21 to 27from CLAS 3201, 3211; DRAM 4011 (if not counted in the core and if the subject is predominantly literary); ENGL 2211, 3211, 3311, 3431, 3551, 3561, 3611 or 3621; SPAN 3321 and from the following when the topic is dramatic literature: English 4000 series; GERM 3231, 3301, 3311, 4030, 4950/4951; SPAN 3060, 4950/51
9 to 15from complementary courses to be chosen in consultation with the Drama Program Advisor. The following are particularly recommended: ANTH 2231, 4421; CANA 2011; COMM 4301; DRAM 4011 (if not counted above); English credits at the 1000 level, ENGL 3621, 3850, 3871, 3881, 3921; FINA 1901, 1911, 1921, 1931, 2001, 2011; FREN 2601, 2801, 3801; GERM 2701; MUSC 1001, 1011, 1101, 1111, 2001, 2011, 2679, 3301, 3211, 3679, 4679; SOCI 3451; WOST 3001; and from the following courses when their subject is appropriate: ANTH 4901, 4911; CANA 4251, 4600, 4951; ENGL 4901; FREN 4951; GERM 4950/4951; SPAN 4800/4801, 4950/51

Note: Students may allow up to 6 credits in English for: DRAM 2151 "Introduction to Acting", DRAM 2161 "Production I", DRAM 3001 "Dramatic Theory", DRAM 3151 "Principles of Directing", and DRAM 3161 " Production II".


With the exceptions below, all descriptions of Drama courses available are given in the appropriate course description section. The only interdisciplinary drama courses offered are described below.

Note: The listing of a course in the Calendar is not a guarantee that the course is offered every year.

Note: Students must obtain a grade of at least C- in all courses used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Otherwise, written permission of the appropriate Department Head or Program Co-ordinator must be obtained.

DRAM/ENGL 1701 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq or coreq: ENGL 1201 or enrolment in the Interdisciplinary Major or Minor in Drama; or permission of the Department
Note: This course is cross-listed as ENGL 1701 and may be taken as three credits in either discipline.
Exclusion: DRAM/ENGL 2021
This course introduces students to conventions, forms, and devices of drama as they emerge under, and respond to, specific theatrical and cultural conditions.

DRAM 2151 (3CR)
Format: lecture/workshop 3 hours
Prereq: DRAM/ENGL 1701 (or DRAM/ENGL 2021); or permission of the Director of Drama
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of acting, and will help them to develop competence in script analysis and performance with a view to creating a dramatic role on stage. The study of the themes, structures, rhythms and subtext, and of the visual-kinetic dimension embedded in several dramatic texts will be complemented by dramatic improvisations and character/scene studies in order to prepare students for a final public performance.

DRAM 2161 (3CR)
Format: lecture/workshop 3 hours
Prereq: DRAM/ENGL 1701 (or DRAM/ENGL 2021); or permission of the Director of Drama
Students will develop competence in basic stagecraft, chiefly set construction, light and sound; in stage management, production management, technical direction, lighting and sound design; and in basic drafting and technical drawing.

DRAM 3001 (3CR)
Format: lecture 3 hours
Prereq: DRAM/ENGL 1701 (or DRAM/ENGL 2021); or permission of the instructor
Exclusion: DRAM 3000
This course studies ways in which theatre practitioners have understood their art and the ways in which it reflects their world. Among topics to be explored are theories of representation, performance theory, tragic theory, comic theory, Naturalism, Expressionism, and Political Theatre.

DRAM 3151 (3CR)
Format: lecture/workshop 3 hours
Prereq: DRAM 2151; or permission of the Director of Drama
Exclusion: DRAM 3051
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of directing, diverse models of the director's role in the theatrical process, script analysis for directorial purposes, study of staging techniques, and techniques for working with actors. The class will study several texts and present selected scenes with a view to developing directorial competence.

DRAM 3161 (3CR)
Format: lecture/workshop 3 hours
Prereq: DRAM 2161; or permission of the Director of Drama
Exclusion: DRAM 3061
This course will explore theatre architecture, set design, costume design, scenic painting, properties, mask-making, and historical research in support of design.

DRAM 3171 (3CR)
Format: Integrated Lecture and Workshop 3 Hours
Prereq: DRAM 2151; or permission of the Program Director
This course focuses on approaches to character creation and acting styles across diverse theatrical forms. Advanced acting techniques and principles are explored as a way to approach non-realist dramatic literature and types of performance with a special emphasis on developing the students' knowledge and understanding of style in performance. The course addresses the particular demands made on the performer by styles such as Greek tragedy, Choral performance, Shakespearean (tragedy and comedy), Comedy of Character, Comedy of Manners, Commedia dell'arte, Farce, Melodrama, Theatre of the Absurd, and Physical Theatre.

DRAM 4011 (3CR)
Format: Independent study
Prereq: Permission of the Director of Drama
This course involves projects in areas such as acting, directing, writing and design as assigned within the Windsor Theatre's season by the Director of Drama. Practical results are supported by written and/or visual materials as appropriate.

DRAM 4950/4951 (6/3CR)
Format: Independent Study
Prereq: Permission of the Department/Program Advisor. Students must obtain consent of an instructor who is willing to be a supervisor and must register for the course prior to the last day for change of registration in the term during which the course is being taken.
Note: A program on Independent Study cannot duplicate subject matter covered through regular course offerings.
Note: Students may register for DRAM 4950/51 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course permits senior students, under the direction faculty members, to pursue their interest in areas not covered, or not covered in depth, by other courses through a program of independent study.

DRAM 1991/2991/3991/4991 (3CR)
Format: Variable
Prereq: Set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced
Note: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean.
Note: Students may register for DRAM 1991/2991/3991/4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program.


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