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Speech & Theatre Course Descriptions

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MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
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Contacts:
BR-Richard Higgason, 816.604.6530
LV-Bill Cue, 816.604.2530
MW-Michelle Potts, 816.604.3335

COMM 100 - Fundamentals of Speech - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 with a grade of S, or appropriate placement test score. An introductory public speaking course including practical application of speaking and listening skills. The emphasis will be on the organization and delivery of subject matter. (MOTR COMM 110)

COMM 102 - Fundamentals of Human Communication - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 with a grade of S, or appropriate placement test score. An introduction to the process of human communication covering the basic forms of public speaking as well as topics in interpersonal communication. This course will emphasize the practical application of speaking and listening skills. (MOTR COMM 100)

COMM 223 - Interpersonal Communication - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 with a grade of S, or appropriate placement test score. An overview of the processes and practices of interpersonal communication. Topics include the role of self-concept, perception, language, diversity, conflict, and listening. This course examines various forms and contexts of verbal and non-verbal communication. (MOTR COMM 120)

COMM 233 - Intercultural Communication - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 90 with a grade of S, or appropriate placement test score. This course will examine how cultural variables and practices impact communication. It will emphasize achieving cultural communication competence and reducing cultural conflict by examining the role of identity, ethnicity, gender, perception, values, beliefs, and attitude within and outside one's culture. (MOTR SBSC 101).

THEA 106 - Theater Appreciation - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 90 with a grade of S or appropriate placement test score. Theater Appreciation is an overview of theater from the playgoer's perspective. The course will include a discussion of theater as a composite art form, investigate theater practices that relate to audiences, and examine the function of the playwright, actor, director, designer, and others in relationship to the creation of a theatrical production. (MOTR THEA 100A)

THEA 120 - Acting I - 3.00 credits

An introduction to performance on stage. Basic performance techniques and text analysis will be explored, culminating in a final performance project. (MOTR PERF 100)

THEA 121 - Elements of Play Production - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 with a grade of S or appropriate placement test score. Identify and apply the elements of play production necessary to produce a theatrical performance through reading, observation and practical experience.

THEA 132A - Directed Studies in Theater - 1.00 credits

Students will work independently in a professional environment designed to give them professional work experience in a selected program area within the field of theater. Students may also choose to do an independent project under the supervision of a faculty member. Those students selecting work in a professional environment will also be under the supervision of the director or supervisor for the selected work environment.

THEA 132C - Directed Studies in Theater - 3.00 credits

Students will work independently in a professional environment designed to give them professional work experience in a selected program area within the field of theater. Students may also choose to do an independent project under the supervision of a faculty member. Those students selecting work in a professional environment will also be under the supervision of the director or supervisor for the selected work environment.

THEA 220 - Acting II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: THEA 120. A continuation and advanced study of the skills taught in THEA 120 Acting I, including various acting exercises and in-depth scene work. More in-depth analysis of the acting process through actual scene work performance from full length plays.