Fall 2017 Class Schedule (SCC)



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TAFILM 300    Introduction to Film    3 Units

Same As: ENGLT 400
Prerequisite: ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 11 or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310 with grades of "C" or better or placement 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 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 TAFILM 300 or as ENGLT 400, but not both. This course was formerly known as TA 310.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18846 
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Web-enhanced
On-Campus

MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 202         18769 Textbook
Web-enhanced
On-Campus


TAFILM 303    History of Film: 1880's through 1950's    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 with grades of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
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, documentaries, and experimental films. The focus is on films from the 1880's through 1950's. (This course was formerly known as TA 314.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 106         18522 
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On-Campus


TAFILM 307    Diversity in American Film    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with grades of "C" or better, or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to cultural diversity as it is expressed in American film. The course will focus on the cultures of Asian/Pacific Americans, Black/African Americans, Chicano/Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and recent immigrant groups, as expressed in film narrative, production practices, and critical responses. Issues of class, gender, and sexuality will be examined and compared cross-culturally. Media stereotypes and their social, political, and cultural origins and the responses to these stereotypes by 20th and 21st century film makers will be examined through film viewings, lecture, and discussion. (This course was formerly known as TA 318.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Sa        01:00PM-04:15PM LEC N.Woolley            West Sac WSC 114         18443 
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Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


TAFILM 309    From Stage to Screen: Production Design and Art Direction    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will examine the aesthetic design of films by looking at costume, scenery, and prop design. Students will evaluate how the production design of a film helps to shape all of the other elements that make up the film. Students will examine how production design has been utilized to show the past, present, and future as well as imaginary time periods. This course will draw upon theatrical design techniques and evaluate how those techniques have been used in film production. (This course was formerly known as TA 323.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN BUS 236         20002 
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NEW SECTION - 20002 - as of 3/30/17
On-Campus


TAFILM 320    Cinema Genres    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 and ENGRD 310 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: CSU Area C1 (effective Fall 2015); IGETC Area 3A (effective Fall 2015)
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. (This course was formerly known as TA 320.)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
Action Films
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 202         18771 
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On-Campus


TAFILM 330    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. (This course was formerly known as TA 331.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 121         18444 
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TTh       04:00PM-06:05PM LAB R.Young              SCC MAIN PAC 121           
On-Campus


TAFILM 340    Film Editing with Final Cut Pro    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the 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 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 that is primarily Macintosh based. (This course was formerly known as TA 333.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109         18446 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LAB R.Gore               SCC MAIN PAC 109           
On-Campus


TAFILM 344    Introduction to Digital Effects    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: TAFILM 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introductory study of digital effects production, with specific focus on motion graphics, compositing, effects processing, and title sequences. Students will explore digital effects for film, multimedia, and emerging broadcast technologies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 109         20003 
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TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB N.Schemel            SCC MAIN PAC 109           
NEW SECTION - 20003 - as of 3/30/17On-Campus


TAFILM 360    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. (This course was formerly known as TA 339.)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 134         18448 
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On-Campus

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 7, 2017