Spring 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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TA 300    Introduction to the Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This class surveys the literary, cultural and historical aspect of theatre arts. It is an audience oriented, non-performance theatre arts course open to all students. Students will be required to see live theatrical productions as a part of this course. Students will have to purchase tickets to the plays and find their own transportation to the productions.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN Online          21572 
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Online class.
Online Orientation. There is no on-campus orientation for this course. Before the semester begins, logon to Professor Braden's faculty Web site at http:crc.losrios.edu/~bradenc/ for the online orientation and specific information about the course. Each student must complete the online orientation and e-mail Professor Braden before Wednesday, January 19, in order to remain in the course.
Professor Braden's e-mail for this class is ta300@cosumnes.net
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) DSL, Cable modem or faster connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, (3) Microsoft Word software, (4) Adobe Acrobat Reader, (5) Real Media player (latest version)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       02:30PM-05:45PM LEC G.Dartez             CRC MAIN M 201           30406 Textbook
This class is designed for the Ford ASSET 20 Program students and is open to all students.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN M 201           21034 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC C.Fortin             Elk Grove COHS L2        31142 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Learning Center located at Cosumnes Oaks High School, 9850 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove CA 95757.


TA 302    History and Theory of the Theatre I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area 1; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of the history of theatre from the Greeks through the 17th Century. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. This course is recommended for students planning to major in Theatre, Humanities, English or Communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN CAC 138         30318 
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TA 303    History and Theory of the Theatre II    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the 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 survey of the history of theatre from the 17th Century through modern times. This history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read or viewed for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. This course is recommended for students planning to major in Theatre, Humanities, English, or Communication.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN Online          30927 
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Online class.
Online Orientation. Students are required to complete the online orientation during the first week of ths 2nd 8-week session. You must complete this mandatory online orientation and e-mail Professor Fortin before Tuesday, March 15 of the first week of class at fortinc@crc.losrios.edu to remain in the class. The online orientation is available in the eLearning area for the class at http://elearning.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you MUST have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: (1) DSL, Cable modem or faster connection to the Internet, (2) e-mail account, (3) Microsoft Word software, (4) Adobe Acrobat Reader, (5) Real Media player (current version).


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

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area D2; IGETC Area 3A; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This multicultural course surveys the theatrical expression of Native-American, African-American, Chicana/Chicano, and Asian-American theatre from 1960 to the present, including the social, political, cultural, and economic climate in which the theatre was created.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Williams           CRC MAIN CAC 138         30320 
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TA 322    An American Musical: Stage and Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course studies the transition of the Musical from its earliest incarnation to the latest Broadway and box office hits. This class will examine both production films (movies made of stage productions) and feature films to examine how the theatrical techniques of the Musical have been translated to the media of film.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC F.Condon             CRC MAIN M 201           30407 
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TA 344    Improvisation and Theatre Games    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This class will include theatre games and improvisational exercises designed to develop trust and cooperation, mental acuity, and physical and vocal range as an actor. Improvisation technique will be developed, providing a strong foundation for more advanced work in scripted and non-scripted performance and also in modern rehearsal technique that involves extensive use of improvisation. Students may be required to attend live theatrical performances.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC F.Condon             CRC MAIN TA 412          31034 
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TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the theories and techniques used in the preparation of a role for the stage. American realistic scenes and monologues are staged and performed in the classroom. The emphasis will be placed on broadening the understanding of the acting process. This class may be taken twice for credit. Returning students will explore alternate theories of acting or further their understanding of a particular approach to acting and will develop more advanced skills in the various techniques of acting.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN TA 412          20130 
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TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC F.Condon             CRC MAIN TA 412          30321 Textbook


TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 or TA 381 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course follows TA 350 and will enable the serious acting student to expand skills that have been learned and apply them to an ongoing study of the craft of acting. The emphasis is placed on encouraging the actor to explore and expand the range and flexibility of their personal acting process, including acting for the camera. Students will explore at least four characters during the semester, as well as, observe progress of the other actors in the class. This course may be taken two times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN CAC 138         20132 
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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 give students opportunities in discovering and solving 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, period style, and dance. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC G.Dartez             CRC MAIN TA 412          31434 
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F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB G.Dartez             CRC MAIN TA 412            


TA 395    Playwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes the writing, reading, performance, critique and continuous revision of original work. Students will write continually throughout the semester, and their work will be read, performed, and discussed in class. Students will complete a full-length play by the end of the semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC F.Condon             CRC MAIN CAC 138         31313 
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TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic materials used in the construction of scenery and properties. Also included are construction and painting techniques; kinds of scenery and backstage organization are explored through a combination of lecture and practical experience gained by working on department productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406          19446 
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MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LAB C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406            
F         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406            


TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course includes the design and function of stage lighting; classification of modern equipment and methods of control; the psychology of using color in light; and operation of sound and recording equipment. Students learn to utilize equipment needed for the dramatic productions at the college.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-12:50PM LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406          30617 
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TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406            


TA 424    Advanced Technical Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 420 and 422.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Advanced study dealing with technical theatre production techniques and design in the areas of scenery, props, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging, costumes or stage management and costumes, through individual projects and participation in major productions. This course may be taken two times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406          19450 
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MW        12:00PM-12:50PM LAB C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406            
F         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB C.Braden             CRC MAIN TA 406            


TA 430    Costume Construction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: In addition to constructing costumes for the Theatre Arts productions, students will learn techniques of pattern drafting and sewing for stage use. Basic elements of color, design, and if applicable, period styles will be explored. This course may be taken two times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-06:50PM LEC F.Ronzone            CRC MAIN TA 413          21656 
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TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB F.Ronzone            CRC MAIN TA 413            


TA 460    Rehearsal and Performance    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: Ability to perform in current production as determined by audition, or to work backstage as determined by the requirements of the production.
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course is a workshop experience for students in theatre. All students performing or working backstage in productions may enroll in this class for one-half to three units at the discretion of the instructor. The course may be repeated for a maximum of twelve units. Students may enroll in this class after the close of late registration at the discretion of the instructor.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       02:30PM-05:40PM LAB G.Dartez             CRC MAIN M 201           31035 
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1 Unit. 54 hours Lab

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:00PM-09:50PM LAB F.Condon             CRC MAIN TA 412          21262 Textbook
1.67 Units. 90 hours Lab

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Braden              TBA TBA                 21268 Textbook
To receive credit for this 2.0 unit class, students must attend 108 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. in TA-404. Contact Professor Braden at bradenk@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Braden              TBA TBA                 21270 Textbook
To receive credit for this 1.0 unit class, students must attend 54 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. in TA-404. Contact Professor Braden at bradenk@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Braden              TBA TBA                 21272 Textbook
To receive credit for this .5 unit class, students must attend 27 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m. in TA-404. Contact Professor Braden at bradenk@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-Apr 10
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Fortin              TBA TBA                 21254 Textbook
To receive credit for this 3.0 unit class, students must attend 162 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Friday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. in TA-406. Contact Professor Fortin at fortinc@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Fortin              TBA TBA                 21256 Textbook
To receive credit for this 2.0 unit class, students must attend 108 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Friday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. in TA-406. Contact Professor Fortin at fortinc@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Fortin              TBA TBA                 21258 Textbook
To receive credit for this 1.0 unit class, students must attend 54 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Friday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. in TA-406. Contact Professor Fortin at fortinc@crc.losrios.edu for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Fortin              TBA TBA                 21260 Textbook
To receive credit for this .5 unit class, students must attend 27 hours of activities scheduled around rehearsals and performances. Meeting times are TBA. Attendance will be taken. Orientation: Friday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. in TA-406. Contact Professor Fortin at fortinc@crc.losrios.edu for more information.
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TA 498    Work Experience in Theatre Arts    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21130 
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Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. BS-163

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19124 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21178 Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Monday, 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. P-132

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20866 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19120 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19122 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011