Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a general introduction to live theatre as an artistic and social force. It surveys the literary, cultural, and historical aspects of theatre arts. This is an audience-oriented, non-performance course open to all students. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 111)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC J.Stevens            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 19341 
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MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC T.Shearer            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A116 19341 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11457 Textbook


TA 306    Diversity in American Drama (1960 to Present)    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the theatrical expression of Native-American, African-American, Latino, and Asian-American theatre from 1960 to the present. It includes the social, political, cultural, and economic climate reflected in the text and production of the play. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 514    10045 
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TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the artistic, business, and social elements of modern film. It examines components of film making, such as acting, directing, cinematography, writing and editing. Films are analyzed to evaluate film making techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Oct 21-Dec 20
Sa        08:00AM-12:20PM LEC R.Hellesen           Off Campus Natomas N103  18677 
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T         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC R.Hellesen           Off Campus Natomas N203  18677 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on Tuesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN Raef 160        11400 Textbook


TA 314    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentary and experimental films, concentrating on films from the 1880's through 1950's. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 512    12838 
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TA 315    History of Film: 1950's to Present    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an historical and critical survey of film as an art form. It emphasizes the evolution of artistic and technical facets of production in features, documentary and experimental films, concentrating on films from 1950 to the present. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        12837 
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TA 318    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the cinematic expression of artists often underrepresented in the mainstream media, such as women, Native-Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, and gays and lesbians. Media stereotypes and the social, political, and cultural climate that created them are covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    11509 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 514    12595 Textbook


TA 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies one or more film topics or genres. It explores specific types of film in depth, concentrating on historical and technical changes in a specific genre. Additional topics include the style of directing, acting, and design for that genre. It examines specific actors, directors, writers, cinematographers, producers, and/or studios for that genre. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Horror/Thriller
T         01:30PM-04:35PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Raef 160        12237 
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TA 344    Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust, cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique is built from the ground up, providing a strong foundation for advanced work in non-scripted performance as well as modern rehearsal techniques that involve extensive use of improvisation. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11658 
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M         05:00PM-05:50PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    
W         04:00PM-06:05PM LAB P.Downs              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102    


TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the major theories and techniques of acting, including improvisation, physical expressiveness, voice production, character portrayal and scene work. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 102  11458 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC P.Downs              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10048 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10049 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 515    18541 Textbook


TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the application of advanced acting theories and techniques. It includes analyzing and performing scripts from realistic and stylized drama, audition monologues, and complex acting exercises. Field trips may be required. (C-ID THTR 152)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10050 
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TA 356    Acting for the Camera I    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or 480 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the theory and technique of acting for film and video, focusing on the differences between stage acting and acting for the camera. Scenes and commercials are enacted and played back on videotape for class critiquing. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515    10293 
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MW        11:30AM-12:50PM LAB N.Silva              ARC MAIN FineArts 515      


TA 370    Theatre Movement    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an active participation and performance experience designed to provide opportunities in discovery and to solve movement tasks of the actor. The course incorporates exercises to expand the individual's movement for characters and scenes, as well as training in specific movement areas, such as combat, mime, period style, and dance. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         09:45AM-10:35AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11009 
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M         10:45AM-11:35AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
W         09:45AM-11:50AM LAB S.Williams           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   


TA 375    Voice, Diction and Dialects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the overall improvement of vocal quality, explores monologue and dialog performances, and develops confidence in speaking and voice production. It emphasizes self-improvement drills involving breath control, resonance, pitch, inflection and articulation and introduces a study of the vocal mechanism, its parts and their functions. Additionally, this course covers the study and application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and includes a special study and application of stage dialects and/or accent reduction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Williams           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    11838 
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TA 404    Techniques of Puppetry    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 51; or placement through the assessment process.; or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores puppetry as a dramatic medium. It covers the history and development of puppetry; puppet design and creation; puppet manipulation and improvisation; and puppet play production techniques and applications.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 554    18555 
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TTh       11:30AM-12:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 554      


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 25 OR MATH 41 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through the placement process; AND TA 300; AND eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320; AND
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements for theatre, film or television. It covers design styles, painting, set construction, set movement techniques, properties construction, backstage and rehearsal organization and management, and career possibilities. The course combines lectures, reading and projects with practical experience gained from working on department productions. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 18 hours which may include scenery construction, props, and painting. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 19323 
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TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 19323 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 19324 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 19324 Textbook
and 18 TBA hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons in the Theatre.
Register for one of the two labs above and you will be enrolled in the lecture.


TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 15 and ENGWR 51, OR ESLR 310 and ESLW 310, OR placement through assessment process; AND MATH 25 or MATH 41, TA 300, and TA 420.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic concepts of lighting for stage, film or television. Topics include the basic elements of lamps and fixtures, electricity, dimmers and control consoles. It also covers the design elements of color, distribution, and space to produce a lighting design. Practical lighting skills are gained from work on department productions. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 18 hours which may include hanging, circuiting, and focusing lights. (C-ID THTR 173)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 11402 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE   
and 18 TBA hours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Theatre.


TA 433    Costume Production    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: FASHN 374 or TA 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 116 AND ENGWR 102; OR ESLR 320 AND ESLW 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This lab course explores the process of developing costumes for theatrical productions through the set-up, creation, and assembly of costumes for mainstage productions. Projects focus on developing sewing, craft, and patterning skills, clothing alteration methods and working with fabrics, hats and accessories, dyes and textile paints as utilized in each production. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of hours which may include pattern making, sewing, alteration, and maintenance of costumes.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    11852 
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TBA hours to be completed in the costume room, 554.


TA 434    Vintage Costuming    .5-2 Units

Same As: FASHN 334
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 051 and ENGRD 015, or ESLW 310 and ESLR 310 or placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the factors that influence historical costume design and production. Principles and techniques involved in developing and constructing a period costume included. The course demonstrate these by fabricating their own costumes. The historical period will change each semester. Not open to those who have completed FASHN 334. Field trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554    18553 
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M         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 554      
This class is offered for 2 Units.


TA 460    Rehearsal and Performance    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition/Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of theatre productions. Students interested in acting audition with the director for acting, singing or dancing roles. Students interested in technical work interview for positions in stage management, crewing, set construction, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, box office and publicity. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10296 
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1.6-9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information

TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10296 Textbook
1.6-9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information

TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10610 Textbook
1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10610 Textbook
1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information

TBA       TBA             LAB G.Russell            ARC MAIN FineArts 550    10610 Textbook
1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA
Contact instructor for information


TA 466    Rehearsal and Performance - Musical Ensemble    .5-3 Units

Same As: MUP 370
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides a workshop training experience in the preparation and performance of musical theatre ensemble productions. A different production is presented each semester the course is offered. Students interested in singing/acting roles audition with the director. Students interested in instrumental positions audition with the musical director. Students interested in technical work interview with the technical director. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing or technical rehearsals and preparation. It is not open to students who are taking MUP 370 for the same production.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB S.Hamre              ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10295 
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Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB K.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10295 Textbook
Fall Musical
MTh       07:00PM-10:05PM LAB T.Shearer            ARC MAIN FineArts 548    10295 Textbook
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Hamre               TBA TBA                 10295 Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10295 Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm
Fall Musical
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Shearer             TBA TBA                 10295 Textbook
This class is offered for 0.5 - 2 Units.

Fall Musical: TBA
For more information contact the instructor at shearet@arc.losrios.edu or hamres@arc.losrios.edu



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TA 470    Rehearsal and Performance II    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, or 466 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides intermediate level workshop training in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. Actors, directors, and stage managers explore more complex techniques of play production through practical rehearsal and performance opportunities. Technicians and designers develop the design and technical elements of a production through practical opportunities in advanced positions in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 10966 
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1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA


Fall Musical: TBA
Contact instructor for information at burlesk@arc.losrios.edu



See Theatre Production & Class Information at http://search.arc.losrios.edu/docs.htm


TA 472    Rehearsal and Performance III    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 470 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Audition / Interview
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course provides advanced level workshop training in the preparation and performance of dramatic theatre productions. Actors, directors, and stage managers explore advanced techniques of play production through practical rehearsal and performance opportunities. Technicians and designers develop advanced design and technical elements of a production through practical opportunities in set construction, costumes, makeup, lighting, sound, box office and publicity. Field trips may be required. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 27-162 hours which may include acting, singing, dancing or technical rehearsals and preparation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson           ARC MAIN Theatre THEATRE 18557 
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1.6 - 9.5 hours per week TBA


TA 495    Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Burleson            TBA TBA                 19110 
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TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 20303 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Downs               TBA TBA                 20304 Textbook

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014