Las Positas College | Summer-Fall 2022 Class Schedule

83 FALL 2022 925.424.1000 | [email protected] FALL 2022 - COURSE LISTINGS Please refer to the onl ine schedule on CLASS-Web to access course section detai ls and the course record numbers (CRNs) for registration. SPANISH SPAN 1A BEGINNING SPANISH 5.0 Units This introductory level course offers a balanced approach to language and culture. It will enable students to begin speaking, reading and writing elementary level Spanish as well as understanding the spoken language as they explore the culture and countries of the Spanish-speaking world. Students are introduced to concepts of grammar, vocabulary and verb tenses in a variety of auditory, visual and written contexts. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C SPAN 1B ELEMENTARY SPANISH 5.0 Units This is the second semester of the introductory level course. It continues to offer a balanced approach to language and culture. It enables students to continue learning to speak, read and write elementary level Spanish as well as to understand the spoken language as they explore the culture and countries of the Spanish-speaking world. Students continue to review and improve upon concepts of grammar, vocabulary and verb tenses in a variety of auditory, visual and written contexts. The course will continue to examine the culture of the Spanishspeaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 1A with a minimum grade of C SPAN 2A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I 4.0 Units Thiscoursecoversareviewofgrammar, readingof contemporary literature, practice in conversation and composition, and discussion of cultural topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 1B with a minimum grade of C SPAN 2B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II 4.0 Units A course covering the reading of contemporary works, advanced review of grammar emphasis on speaking and composition, and further discussion of cultural topics. Prerequisite: SPAN 2A with a minimum grade of C SPAN 21 SPANISH SPEAKERS I 5.0 Units This course is designed for bilingual students whose heritage language is Spanish and for linguistically qualified students who wish to improve their reading and writing Spanish skills. It provides students with instruction that builds upon their existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and their cultural heritage and knowledge. The course will help students develop critical and integrative thinking skills; enhance their knowledge of Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish-speaking countries and the United States; understand sociopolitical realities; examine and recognize dialectal, social, and contextual variations; improve strategic speaking, reading, and writing skills; and master grammar points of concern to bilingual and heritage Spanish speakers. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish heritage speaker proficiency or the equivalent intermediate level as assessed. THEATER ARTS THEA 1 CONSERVATORY READINESS 1.0 Units This course is required for students interested in participating in the Actors Conservatory at Las Positas College. This course prepares students for a rigorous two-year training program in acting, musical theater, and dance. Students are expected to perform monologues, solos, and short dance sequences in this course, as well as participate in mentorship and cohort activities throughout the semester. Prior to enrolling, please contact Conservatory Coordinator Titian Lish at [email protected] THEA 1A THEORY/PRACTICE OF ACTING I 3.0 Units This course prepares a student to apply basic acting theory to performance and develops the skills of interpretation of drama through acting. Special attention is paid to skills for performance: memorization, stage movement, vocal production, and interpretation of text. An introduction to the techniques and theories of acting, explored through improvisation, exercises and scene study. Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills: development of the physical and psychological resources for acting including relaxation, concentration, creativity, believability, and commitment. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A or ENG 1AEX with aminimumgrade of C THEA 3A BEGINNING IMPROVISATION 3.0 Units An entry level course designed to introduce to students to concepts of improvisation and creative dramatics. It will encourage students to “thinkout of thebox”, promotingcreative problem solving within a supportive ensemble. Recommended for non-majors (Early Childhood education, Business, Speech/ Communication majors especially encouraged) as well as Theatre: AA students. THEA 3B INTERMEDIATE IMPROVISATION 3.0 Units This course will teach students Long-Form Improvisation. The class will concentrate on finding style and improving skills through various in class, supportive, exercises. We will focus on accepting/supporting, creating honest and strong relationship, and developing complex and engaging circumstances. Prerequisite: THEA 3A with a minimum grade of C/P THEA 3C IMPROVISATION IN PERFORMANCE 3.0 Units From Saturday Night Live to Flash Mobs - Improvisation is part of our culture. Students will get the opportunity to perform as well as teach improvisation techniques and creative dramatics in a supportive and fun atmosphere. The students will also have opportunities to attend and critique the work various local improvisation troupes. Prerequisite: THEA 3B with a minimum grade of C THEA 10 INTRODUCTION TO DRAMATIC ARTS 3.0 Units A survey of the elements of Theater event and its contribution to cultures and societies throughout history. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A/1AEX THEA 39A MUSICAL THEAWORKSHOP-BEGINNING 3.0 Units Training in performance skills for the musical theater, with emphasis on acting, stage movement and vocal production. Solo, duet andensemblework , possibly leading toa culminating public performance. Scan here to visit the current Fall 2022 class schedule online

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