Communication Studies and Theatre (CST)


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CST 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CST 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CST 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 credits
CST 105 - Oral Communication
Studies effective communication with emphasis on speaking and listening.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CST 110 - Introduction to Communication
Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
CST 111 - Voice and Diction I
Enables students to improve pronunciation, articulation, and voice quality. Includes applied phonetics. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 114 - Survey of Mass Media
Examines the history and current understanding of mass communication. Covers print media (newspapers, magazines, and books), electronic media (radio, television, film, the Internet), advertising, public relations, and mass media theory, research, and ethics.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours.
3 credits
CST 115 - Small Group Communication
Emphasizes the development of presentational ability in a group, decision-making, group maintenance, and leadership and participant skills. Incorporates a preliminary study of group dynamics.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 116 - Speech Workshop
Enables work in competitive speech activities such as debate, oratory, impromptu speaking, prose and poetry reading, and rhetorical criticism. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours per week.
1-6 credits
CST 120 - Screenwriting
Focuses on the craft of writing for the screen. Examines film and television screenplay structure. Analyzes dramatic strategies in film and television. Learn and apply correct script form and creatively engage in the various stages of original scriptwriting.This course is cross-listed with PHT 120. Credit will not be awarded for both.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None
3 credits
CST 125 - Interviewing
Studies theory and practice of interviewing, emphasizing the informational interview, the journalistic interview, the employment interview and the performance appraisal interview. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 126 - Interpersonal Communication
Teaches interpersonal communication skills for both daily living and the world of work. Includes perception, self- concept, self-disclosure, listening and feedback, nonverbal communication, attitudes, assertiveness and other interpersonal skills.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 130 - Introduction to the Theatre
Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 131 - Acting I
Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hour. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 132 - Acting II
Develops personal resources and explores performance skills through such activities as theatre games, role playing, improvisation, work on basic script units, and performance of scenes. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hour. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 136 - Theatre/Musical Workshop
Enables students to work in various activities of a play production or a musical production including performance, orchestra, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion, or stage crew. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. This course is cross-listed with MUS 129. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Variable hours per week.
1-6 credits
CST 137 - Oral Interpretation
Studies the theory and practice of performing various types of literature: prose, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes the relationship among the oral interpreter, the literary work, and the audience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 138 - Communication for Allied Health Professionals
Explores and analyzes relational concepts and behaviors of interaction in verbal and nonverbal communication in the healthcare context. Requires oral and written presentations.
3 Credits. Lecture - 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 140 - Acting for the Camera
Explores the practical and artistic elements involved in acting for the camera through such activities as: performance of commercial, film and television scripts, developing knowledge of the technical side of camera work and the study of the business of acting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 141 - Theatre Appreciation I
Aims to increase knowledge and enjoyment of theatre. Considers process, style, organization, written drama, and performed drama. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 142 - Theatre Appreciation II
Aims to increase knowledge and enjoyment of theatre. Considers process, style, organization, written drama, and performed drama. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Credits.
3 credits
CST 145 - Stagecraft
Acquaints the student with fundamental methods, materials, and techniques of set construction for the stage.
Lecture 2 hours.Laboratory 2 hour. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 147 - Costume Construction
Introduces students to the basic techniques, materials and methods of theatrical costume construction. Covers hand sewing, machine sewing, familiarity with different types of materials and their uses, the use of patterns, shop safety, distressing techniques and wardrobe duties.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 149 - Introduction to Makeup for the Theatre
Introduces students to the basic anatomy of the human face, and the methods, materials and techniques used to alter the appearance of themselves and others through the use of the fundamentals of stage makeup and prosthetics used to create different characters and looks for different styles and types of theatrical productions.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 151 - Film Appreciation I
Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 152 - Film Appreciation II
Provides students with a critical understanding of film through the discussion and viewing of motion pictures with emphasis upon the study of film history and the forms and functions of film. Students will develop skills to analyze the shared social, cultural and historical influences of films and their contexts. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 160 - Improvisation I
Explores the basic techniques of improvisation through short and long form exercises and the study of the history of improvisation and improvisation theory and practices.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 161 - Improvisation II
Explores the basic techniques of improvisation through short and long form exercises and the study of the history of improvisation and improvisation theory and practices. Includes more extensive study of long form and in-depth character development.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CST 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 200 - Advanced Public Speaking
Focuses on preparation and delivery of various advanced forms of public address. Prerequisite CST or SPD 100 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 201 - Introduction to Communication Theory and Research
Introduces the field of communication, emphasizing perspectives on theory and research, topical areas within the discipline, basic research methodologies, and a survey of theories in those areas. Covers basic procedures for theory-building, research, and writing about communication.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours.
3 credits
CST 210 - Theatre Aesthetics
Introduces the study of theatre aesthetics through exploration into the theatrical theories, styles, dramaturgical structures, and types of dramatic literature, which have influenced playwriting and theatrical practice from the ancient Greek to Modern periods.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 221 - Public Relations
Introduces public relations as a marketing activity and focuses on media relations, publicity, strategic planning, public relations research, communication with multiple audiences, and the elements of an effective public relations campaign to influence public opinion. Equips students with the basic skills for writing publicity materials and coordinating public relations campaigns and media kits. This course is cross-listed with MKT 221. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 credits. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 227 - Business and Professional Communication
Emphasizes principles and practical application to effective professional oral communication behaviors to include speaking, listening, and relating, and rhetorical sensitivity within professional, business, and organizational contexts.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 228 - Persuasion
Studies practical message strategies and argumentation in such areas as business, politics, mass media, and campaigns. Emphasizes practical application.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 229 - Intercultural Communication
Emphasizes the influence of culture on the communication process including differences in values, message systems, and communication rules.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 231 - History of Theatre I
Analyzes and studies theatre history to include architecture, performers and performance, playwrights, stage, production methods, and audience from the Greeks through modern drama. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 232 - History of Theatre II
Analyzes and studies theatre history to include architecture, performers and performance, playwrights, stage, production methods, and audience from the Greeks through modern drama. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 233 - Rehearsal and Performance I
Explores various aspects of the theatre through involvement in college theatre production. Part I of II.
Variable hours per week.
1-4 credits
CST 234 - Rehearsal and Performance II
Explores various aspects of the theatre through involvement in college theatre production. Part II of II.
Variable hours per week.
1-4 credits
CST 241 - Introduction to Directing I
Introduces theory and practice of stage direction through the study of directing methods as well as the execution and discussion of directing exercises. Prerequisite CST 131-132 or SPD 131-132 or divisional approval. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 245 - Basic Lighting
Studies basic techniques and methods of lighting design for the stage.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 250 - The Art of the Film
Introduces the art of the film through a survey of film history; viewing, discussion, and analysis of selected films. Studies film techniques such as composition, shot sequence, lighting, visual symbolism, sound effects, and editing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 251 - Stage Lighting and Sound
Provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of stage lighting and sound. Instructs students in the fundamentals of stage lighting such as: functions of lighting, qualities of light, design, basic electricity, lighting instruments and equipment, board operation, and safety. Instructs students in the functions of sound, equipment, design, and sound operation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 252 - Costume and Make-up for the Theatre
Provides students with a basic understanding of the principle of costuming and make-up for the theatre. Instructs in the fundamentals of costumes such as: function, research techniques, design, materials and construction. Instructs in the fundamentals of make-up such as: basic make-up techniques, supplies, and the design of straight, character, and special effect applications.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 253 - Production and Stage Management
Provides students with a working knowledge of theatre management such as: theatre organization, budgeting, box office, publicity, house management, and stage management. Offers students an opportunity to work in college theatre productions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 256 - Costume Design
Introduces students to the basics of theatrical costume design including script analysis, theory, research, visual creation and presentation, use of construction techniques in design consideration, budgeting, collaboration and the importance of historical periods in art and fashion.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 258 - Scenic Design
Introduces students to the basics of theatrical scene design including script analysis, theory, research, visual creation and presentation, construction techniques, difficulty and budgeting, collaboration and the importance of historical periods in art and architecture.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 266 - Outdoor Drama
Enables students to study production techniques through participation as actors or technicians in outdoor drama. Prerequisite divisional approval.
Variable hours per week.
1-6 credits
CST 267 - Creative Drama
Explores uses of drama through story dramatization, role- playing, and sensory exercises.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CST 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CST 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
CST 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
1-5 credits
1-5 credits
CST 297 - Cooperative Educaton
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CST 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Variable hours.
1-5 credits