Communication Studies and Theatre (CST) at Lord Fairfax Community College


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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 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 112 - Voice and Diction II
Continued improvement of pronunciation, articulation, and voice quality with a focus toward applying these skills to text. Includes applied phonetics and dialect work. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
CST 111
3 credits
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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
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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 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 IV.
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 IV.
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
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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
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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 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 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 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 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