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    THR 246 - Rehearsal and Performance for Stage


    Casting, rehearsing and acting in made-for-stage drama and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Solve problems that naturally arise from a collaborative art such as theater in helping set priorities, tasks, deadlines, rehearsal discipline and process, etc.
    2.  Define the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques from play selection and first read-through all the way to set strike and post mortem.
    3.  Follow the necessary steps of the working "process" that brings a script alive on the stage.
    4.  Carry out specific skills relevant to the function fulfilled in the production such as:  acting, assistant directing or stage managing, costume management, play/period research, house management, set design, construction, lighting, sound, set decorating and props creation.
    5.  Speak and write on the process of rehearsal and performance for a full-fledged semi-professional theatrical production.
    6.  Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.

  
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    THR 255 - Improvisational Acting/ Psychodrama


    Spontaneously developed acting sequences to mirror real-life situations.  Techniques of character, interaction with audiences.  Possible performances at local agencies, schools and pertinent organizations.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Utilize improvisational acting exercises for performance.
    2.  Articulate acting history, theory and vocabulary.
    3.  Demonstrate vocal and movement capabilities in order to perform improvisation.
    4.  Define the introductory exercises of improvisation.
    5.  Interpret the exercises in order to perform effective improvisation.
    6.  Take part in an improvisational ensemble.
    7.  Identify and practice beginning acting exercises as the foundation of improv technique, including warming up.

  
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    THR 256 - Rehearsal and Performance for Stage


    Casting, rehearsing and acting in made-for-stage drama and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Solve problems that naturally arise from a collaborative art such as theater in helping set priorities, tasks, deadlines, rehearsal discipline and process, etc.
    2.  Define the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques from play selection and first read-through all the way to set strike and post mortem.
    3.  Follow the necessary steps of the working "process" that brings a script alive on the stage.
    4.  Carry out specific skills relevant to the function fulfilled in the production such as:  acting, assistant directing or stage managing, costume management, play/period research, house management, set design, construction, lighting, sound, set decorating and props creation.
    5.  Speak and write on the process of rehearsal and performance for a full-fledged semi-professional theatrical production.
    6.  Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.

  
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    THR 266 - Acting for TV, Film, and Commercials


    Proficiency in performing before the camera.  Character analysis, quick study, re-takes, voice-overs, studio projection, facial nuances, and subtlety of mannerism.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate skills and exercises involved in the art and craft of acting for the camera such as listening, concentration, relaxation, energy, spontaneity, character development.
    2.  Dissect and analyze a script with circumstances, character, events and objectives.
    3.  Interpret a script by using sub-text, scoring, intention, etc.
    4.  Analyze and critique the work of those working in the industry.
    5.  Speak and write intelligently on the theories and terminology used in the business of acting for the camera.

  
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    THR 276 - Rehearsal and Performance for Television


    Casting, rehearsing, and acting in made-for-television and film, dramatic and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours; 2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this coure the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform single-camera acting techniques for acting in film and TV.
    2.  Perform actors' skills for a master shot and close-up shot.
    3.  Utilize on-camera blocking, business, subtext, and reactions.
    4.  Define and practice the differences between stage and film acting.
    5.  Audition for on-camera acting scenes.
    6.  Analyze and critique the work of those working in the industry.

  
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    THR 299 - Independent Study: Theater


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of theater.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 Semester hours of college level work in theater

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes are specified on an individual basis.

  
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    TLC 110 - Telecommunications I


    This course is designed to train students in the organization, architecture, setup, maintenance, hardware, and software aspects of local area networks.  Topics include:  introduction to networks; types and characteristics of different network architectures and network topologies; intra and inter-network devices; network operating systems; peer-to-peer and client/server environments; LAN setup and maintenance, network printing; internal web server.  A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  EET 122 Electrical Circuits

    Corequisite:  EET 151 Electronic Systems I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Describe Local Area Network (LAN) organization and operation.
    2.  Describe the purpose and function of various LAN protocols.
    3.  Describe the purpose and function of LAN interconnection technologies.
    4.  Use LANs for data communications.
    5.  Use network analysis software to view, verify, and troubleshoot network traffic conditions.
    6.  Explain general characteristics and devices of a wireless network.
    7.  Work productively as a team, practicing project leadership, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution in a networked environment.
    8.  Practice problem solving via the planning, organization and delivery of projects in a networked environment.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the organization, operation, set up, and maintenance of a local area network.
    2.  Explain the types and characteristics of different network architectures, topologies, and components.
    3.  Describe the OSI reference model and the functions of LAN protocols.
    4.  Describe the hardware aspects of a LAN:  the purpose and function of LAN intra and interconnecting network devices.
    5.  Set up and use LANs for data communications.
    6.  Explain the general characteristics and devices of a wireless network and configure a small wireless network.
    7.  Practice problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills, via the planning, organization, and delivery of projects in a networked environment.

  
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    TLC 120 - Telecommunications II


    This course will cover the basics of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems.  Topics include:  an overview of TCP/IP networks with a focus on VoIP; an introduction to VoIP; Quality of Service (QoS); VoIP system components; VoIP protocols and VoIP protocol analysis; VoIP architecture and VoIP codes.  A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  TLC 110 Telecommunications I, EET 169 Digital Systems II

    Corequisite:  EET 152 Electronic Systems II

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Describe today's public system telephone network, its services and signaling, and compare it to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Explain VoIP technology benefits, applications, and Quality of Service.
    3.  Describe and analyze in-depth VoIP architecture and implementation.
    4.  Describe the purpose and function of various VoIP protocols.
    5.  Describe the purpose and function of VoIP interconnection technologies.
    6.  Explain the use of network analysis software to view and troubleshoot VoIP networks.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe VoIP system organization and operation.
    2.  Describe the purpose and function of various VoIP protocols.
    3.  Describe the purpose and function of VoIP interconnection technologies.
    4.  Use IP networks for voice communications.
    5.  Use network analysis software to view, verify, and troubleshoot VoIP networks.
    6.  Work productively as a team, practicing project leadership, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution in a networked environment.
    7.  Practice problem solving via the planning, organization, and delivery of projects in a networked environment.

  
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    TLC 210 - Telecommunications III


    This course covers the organization, architecture, setup, hardware and software aspects of networked video delivery systems.  Topics include:  video transport; compression; packet transport; multicasting; content ownership and security; tranport security; IPTV-IP video to the home; video file transfer; VPN's and home-office video links.  A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  TLC 120 Telecommunications II

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Describe video transport technologies, networks, protocols, and applications.
    2.  Describe video and audio data compression techniques and transport methods.
    3.  Explain video streaming, multicasting, and videoconferencing over IP.
    4.  Describe content ownership, encryption, and transport security.
    5.  Describe IP-TV video to the home, video file transfer technology and applications.
    6.  Explain network administration, and the configuration and implementation of a network to support video and VoIP.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe video delivery system organization and operation.
    2.  Describe the purpose and function of various video related protocols.
    3.  Describe the purpose and function of video delivery interconnection technologies.
    4.  Use LANs/WANs for converged (voice, video and data) communications.
    5.  Use network analysis software to view, verify, and troubleshoot network traffic conditions.
    6.  Work productively as a team, practicing project leadership, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution in a networked environment.
    7.  Practice problem solving via the planning, organization, and delivery of projects in a networked environment.

  
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    TLC 220 - Telecommunications IV


    A survey of current and emerging technologies in Telecommunications will be presented.  Lectures, interactive learning, demonstrations, and site visits will be employed.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  TLC 210 Telecommunications III

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Explain advanced telecommunication techniques and principles.
    2.  Explain current and future integrated communication services and their applications.
    3.  Identify sources of information and reference material for current and emerging integrated technologies.
    4.  Articulate concepts of advanced networks and services.
    5.  Capstone the three previous telecommunications courses.
    6.  Further develop the following course competencies:  problem solving, teamwork, project leadership, quality, contextual learning, technology and service delivery, and customer focus.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe advanced telecommunication techniques and principles.
    2.  Explain current and future integrated communication services and their applications.
    3.  Identify sources of information and reference material for current and emerging integrated technologies.
    4.  Articulate concepts of advanced networks and services.
    5.  Demonstrate the following course competencies:  problem solving, teamwork, project leadership, quality, contextual learning, technology and service delivery, and customer focus.
    6.  Demonstrate the ability to work in groups, research product, and develop design installation planning.

 

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