Fall 2014 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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 audience-oriented, non-performance course focuses on the study of theatre and its relationship to: 1) the cultures and societies who create theatre; 2) other entertainment media such as film and television; and 3) audience development. This course introduces students to elements of the production process including playwriting, acting, directing, design, and criticism. Students will also survey different periods, styles, and genres of theatre through play reading, discussion, films, and viewing and critiquing live theatre, including a required field trip to a play at a professional or community theatre. (C-ID THTR 111)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Sher               SCC MAIN PAC 106         17694 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC P.Mohrmann           SCC MAIN PAC 113         16155 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 106         16156 Textbook
On-Campus



TA 302    History and Theory of the Theatre I    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 is a study of the masterpieces of World Theatre from the Greeks to the Nineteenth Century. Lectures include the historical and cultural environment out of which the plays were written and an analysis of plays from a variety of viewpoints including their historical moment and their lasting impact upon a contemporary audience. The course will also include an investigation into the synergy of theatrical performance and theatre architecture development and the continuing impact of these issues on a contemporary audience. Students are required to see three on-campus stage productions during the semester. (C-ID THTR 113)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN BUS 222         16157 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 308    Diversity in American Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 non-performance course is an introduction to American cultural diversity in and through theatre. The course will identify, compare and contrast the cultural identities, histories and artistic expressions of Asian/Pacific Americans; Black/African Americans; Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans; European-Americans; Native Americans; and multi-racial/multi-ethnicity/multi-nationality and immigrant groups. The social, cultural, and political contexts that shaped these works will also be discussed. Constructs of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Topics will be covered through readings, lectures, discussions, and attendance at live play productions, including a required field trip to a play at a professional or community theatre.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         17591 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 310    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.; ENGWR 50 and ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better or placement through the assessment process
General Education: 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 the elements that go into making films: acting, directing, cinematography, writing, and editing. It investigates the techniques used to manipulate the audience into fear, laughter, and sadness and compares the commercial box office hit and "movie star" to enduring artistic films and actors. This class will view and analyze films to evaluate filmmaking techniques and the impact of films and the movie business on society. This course is cross-listed with ENGLT 400. It may be taken only once for credit as TA 310 or as ENGLT 400, but not both.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 202         16957 
Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus



TA 312    History of Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a general survey of the development of the art of narrative film from early silent films to modern sound films using lecture, discussion, and films chosen to represent important developments in the film history.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC J.Mounier            SCC MAIN PAC 202         17592 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to explore in depth one or more film genres. Special attention is paid to development, aesthetics, popularity, and artists of the specific form.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
Documentary Films
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC J.Mounier            SCC MAIN PAC 202         18358 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 331    Film Making    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course emphasizes contemporary methods of film production, including low-budget art films with a concern for the aesthetics of film making. Stressed are techniques of direction, lighting, tilting, camera use, editing, film types, lenses, and other aspects of cinema. Equipment and supplies for individual projects must be furnished by each student. Supplies and equipment are furnished for students working on group projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        03:00PM-03:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121         16794 
Textbook
MW        04:00PM-06:05PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus



TA 332    Film-Making Projects    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 331 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course will give a fundamental overview of the basic creative, technical, and management skills necessary to design and produce a film project on location. Students will gain hands-on experience in production techniques using film production equipment. The emphasis is on pre-production planning, scripting, equipment operations, lighting, audio, and post-production. As a class project, participants develop and produce a previously determined short-subject film on location that applies the principles learned through lectures, program screenings, exercises, and guest speakers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 121         18002 
Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-01:05PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus



TA 333    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and technical elements of film editing for the cinema. Students will gain practical experience in editing images and synchronous sound to create cinematic products. Students will receive training in the basic features and capabilities of current film editing equipment including the latest film editing software. Some of the topics covered in the course include a basic overview of editing, video montage, subclippings, storyboarding, and editing dialogue, as well as digitizing and final output. This course involves the use of software which is primarily Macintosh based.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         16796 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus

MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         19441 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus



TA 339    Screenwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 (College Composition) with a grade of "C" or better, or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the creativity and techniques of screenwriting for short films, feature films, and television. Students will view and analyze exemplary films, participate in writing exercises and workshops, and complete a treatment and master scenes of a full-length professionally formatted screenplay.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17192 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 342    Introduction to Acting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to stage performance. Included is a classroom investigation of performance through the use of theatre games, movement, sensory awareness, and improvisation. The course is designed for the student interested in self-expression through informal drama.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 150         16059 
Textbook
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 150           
On-Campus

TTh       10:00AM-10:50AM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         16057 Textbook
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LAB L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 150           
On-Campus



TA 350    Theory and Techniques of Acting I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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. Memorized acting scenes are staged and performed in the classroom. The course is designed for majors in theatre arts and communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17521 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 351    Theory and Techniques of Acting II    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 350 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes the application of acting theories and techniques to the scripts of realistic drama. Memorized acting scenes are presented in the classroom. The course is designed for majors in theatre arts and communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17523 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 395    Playwriting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course includes the writing, reading, performing, critiquing, and revising 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, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17114 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the basic materials used in the construction of scenery and properties, as well as 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. (C-ID THTR 171)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         01:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 159         16355 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-05:15PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 159           
On-Campus



TA 422    Stage Lighting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of lighting the stage, film, and television. The course covers the planning of lighting from the basics of electricity, equipment, and control to the design elements of color, space, scenery, and movement to produce a lighting design. (C-ID THTR 173)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 106         16358 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-04:05PM LAB S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 106           
The last 15 minutes of lab, 3:50 pm - 4:05 pm, will meet in PAC 159.
On-Campus



Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: February 12, 2015