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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2016

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 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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 13-Dec 09
TTh       03:00PM-06:20PM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         16648 
Textbook
On-Campus

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Weinsheink         SCC MAIN PAC 106         17900 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC L.DeLappe            SCC MAIN PAC 106         16647 Textbook
On-Campus

F         09:00AM-12:25PM LEC L.DeLappe            West Sac WSC 323         19366 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.



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 20-Dec 15
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 202         16649 
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 20-Dec 15
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 106         17823 
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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Lawson             SCC MAIN PAC 150         16557 
Textbook
MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LAB D.Lawson             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. (C-ID THTR 151)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         18696 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 150         17768 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. (C-ID THTR 152)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         18697 
Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC J.Nicholson          SCC MAIN PAC 150         17769 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC L.Hanson             SCC MAIN PAC 158         17422 
Textbook
On-Campus



TA 495    Independent Studies in Theatre Arts    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty members, and students. Independent Studies in Theatre Arts offers students a chance to do research and/or experimentation that is more typical of advanced studies in Theatre Arts. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lawson              TBA TBA                 20615 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
1 Unit
On-Campus



Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: December 20, 2016

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