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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2014

Theatre Arts (TA)


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 course focuses on the relationship of theatre to various cultures throughout history, and on the contributions of significant individual artists. 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 required attendance of theatre productions. It is an audience-oriented, non-performance theatre arts course open to all students.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN Online          19371 
Textbook
Online class.
Online Orientation. There is no on-campus orientation for this course. Each student must complete the online orientation to Desire2Learn ( available at http://elearning.losrios.edu ) by Saturday August 23. Each student must e-mail Professor Braden at bradenk@crc.losrios.edu before Monday, August 25, in order to remain in the course.
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) Flash Media player (latest version)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN M 200           13696 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC G.Dartez             CRC MAIN CAC 138         14645 Textbook
 

TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC J.Wallace            Elk Grove EGA 205        14832 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, 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 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 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. (C-ID THTR 113)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Gilbert            CRC MAIN L 111           14805 
Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN Online          14569 Textbook
Online class.
Online Orientation. This class requires each enrolled student to complete the online orientation the first week of the semester. You MUST complete this mandatory online orientation and e-mail Professor Fortin before Saturday, August 24 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 and choose the Desire2Learn link.
NOTE: To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204 or BS-145A; 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) Flash 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 D3; IGETC Area 3A; IGETC Area 4C
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, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Braden             CRC MAIN Online          14824 
Textbook
Online class.
Online Orientation. There is no on-campus orientation for this course. Each student must complete the online orientation to Desire2Learn ( available at http://elearning.losrios.edu ) by Saturday August 23. Each student must e-mail Professor Braden at bradenk@crc.losrios.edu before Monday, August 25, in order to remain in the course.
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) Flash Media player (latest version)


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. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN CAC 230         14806 
Textbook
 

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.Fortin             CRC MAIN CAC 230         14474 Textbook
 


TA 401    Children's Literature and Creative Drama    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines teaching strategies and techniques for introducing children to drama and theatre. This course will introduce the students to children's dramatic literature and creative drama in the classroom. Encouraging both teacher and student imagination and expression, the course helps future teachers, service providers and/or recreational leaders integrate drama into their programs and classrooms. Students will be introduced to a variety of genres and strategies for incorporating drama into their programs, including mime, dramatic play, improvisation, and dramatic literature. The course focuses on drama as an art form as well as a teaching tool.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC S.Gilbert            CRC MAIN CAC 230         19310 
Textbook


TA 420    Stagecraft    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to technical theatre and the creation of scenic elements. Includes basic concepts of design, painting techniques, set construction, set movement, prop construction, backstage organization, and career possibilities. Also included in this class is an introduction to theatrical construction and painting techniques; types of theatrical scenery and backstage organization. These topics 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
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Decker             CRC MAIN TA 406          13977 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Decker             CRC MAIN TA 406            


TA 424    Advanced Technical Theatre    3 Units

Prerequisite: TA 420 and 422 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course will explore advanced technical theatre production techniques and design in the areas of scenery, props, lighting, sound, scenic painting, rigging or stage management, costumes through individual projects and participation in major productions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC S.Decker             CRC MAIN TA 406          13979 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB S.Decker             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: This course explores the basic areas of costume construction. Topics include fabrics, color, patterns, sewing techniques, costume pieces, and accessories. Period styles, costume analysis, and basic design are also covered. This course offers experience in constructing costumes for theatrical productions. Through the construction of costumes for the Theatre Arts productions students will learn techniques of pattern drafting and sewing for stage use. (C-ID THTR 174)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC R.Redmond            CRC MAIN TA 413          14687 
Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB R.Redmond            CRC MAIN TA 413            


TA 498    Work Experience in Theatre Arts    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in Theatre Arts.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes 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. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly 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. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         12:30PM-01:20PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         13838 
Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          14510 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Thursday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. WIN-106
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

W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN WIN 106         14227 Textbook
 

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          13839 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, August 29, 11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. WIN-106
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             CRC MAIN Online          13841 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, August 30, 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. WIN-106
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, Sep 20-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             CRC MAIN Online          13840 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Saturday, September 20, 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. WIN-106
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

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: July 30, 2014

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