Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Credit Courses





SPA* E109 Spanish for Medical Personnel

A course containing the same language skills as SPA 102 with an emphasis on vocabulary and content related to the medical field. It provides medical personnel with the basic Spanish skills to deal with Spanish speaking patients in the health care delivery system. It also describes the diverse Spanish cultures and explains their role in health idioms and phraseology.

Prerequisite: SPA* E101, a foreign language placement test, or permission of instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
Parallel: SPA* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E201 Intermediate Spanish I

Conducted in Spanish, this course is for students who have already attained a working knowledge of the language. Students continue to develop and strengthen oral (speaking and listening) and literacy (reading and writing) skills, as well as learn more about Spanish-speaking cultures. Students are introduced to cultural and literary materials that will develop an appreciation of the arts, history, culture, and the literature of Spanish-speaking peoples and create an awareness of cultural, social, and linguistic differences and similarities. Instruction focuses on oral and written communication.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E102, a foreign language placement test, or permission of instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E202 Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPA* E201.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E201, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E251 Advanced Spanish I

Intensive vocabulary building and study of idiomatic usage. Practice in oral reports based on topics of general interest. Advanced problems in syntax and weekly themes written in Spanish.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E202, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E252 Advanced Spanish II

A continuation of SPA* E251. Weekly themes and laboratory time required.

Prerequisite: SPA* E251, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E299 Independent Study in Spanish

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in Spanish. Students should have a high academic standing in Spanish language. Also taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

THR* E101 Introduction to Theater

A study of basic theories and elements of theater arts, including the dramatic construction of scripts, performance techniques and the administration of theater management. Students will learn what makes theater work, from the page to the stage and out to the audience.

Students will be required to attend live theater performances to fulfill writing assignments.

  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E102 Theater History (Fall only)

A concise study of the history of theater from the Greek and Roman theater to the present. Each era of history will be examined through formal study, plays, skits, slides, and video. Students will be required to attend live theater performances to fulfill writing assignments.
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG* E101 or a "C" or better in both ENG* E043 and ENG* E073
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E110 Acting I (Fall only)

A practical approach to the art of acting with emphasis on the fundamental tools of the actor including development of the imagination, creative interpretation, characterization, script analysis, improvisation, voice and movement. The course combines individual and group exercises and assignments. Students will be required to attend live theater performances to fulfill writing assignments.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E112 Voice and Diction (Fall only)

A study of basic theories and exercises to teach the fundamentals of voice and diction for the theater. Emphasis will be on relaxation and preparation, proper breathing techniques, correct vowel formation, knowledge of different resonators, power of projection, word association, and linking one's voice to character development. Students will be required to attend live theater performances to fulfill writing assignments.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E115 Improvisation (Fall Only)

An intensive course that will build an understanding of the technique and application of improvisational practice. Students will learn through physical and vocal exercises, theatre games and improvised scene work in order to promote concentration, and to free the actor?s creative imagination. Students will develop their ability to interact and react, working moment-to-moment to create characters and scenes. This work will give the actor a heightened awareness and confidence in improvised work, as well as in scripted performances for theater.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E120 Stagecraft (Spring Only)

A survey of the various components of stagecraft and production techniques. Students will learn about the basic requirements for effective theatrical productions and gain an overview of the skills required in set design, lighting design, sound design and costume design. Lectures will be combined with studio activities.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E190 Theater Arts Practicum I (Spring Only)

This course involves students fulfilling major responsibilities for the production of a play. Areas such as acting, the design and development of sets, props, costuming, make-up, lighting, sound, and theater administration and management will be explored through the process of rehearsing and producing a play for performance. This course meets 6 hours each week.
  • Credits: 3

THR* E210 Acting II (Spring only)

A continuation of THR* 110 intensifying the development of the fundamental tools of the actor. Students will gain knowledge of advanced techniques of script analysis and character development. Students will be required to attend live theater performances to fulfill writing assignments.
Prerequisite: THR* E110 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E225 Directing (Spring only)

A study of the basic methods and techniques of directing plays, with special emphasis on script analysis, imaginative concept development, and methods of rehearsing and working with actors. Students will be required to direct short scenes.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: F

THR* E290 Theater Arts Practicum II

This course provides a continuation of the activities as described in THR* E190 with an emphasis on further development of theater arts skills. This course meets 6 hours each week.
Prerequisite: THR* E190
  • Credits: 3

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