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This course uses a workshop approach that encompasses theater games, physical/vocal exercises, improvisation, outside readings, class discussions, and script analysis, resulting in the performance of a monologue and/or scene. Rehearsals outside of class will be required. Most students in this class will have some prior acting experience or lessons, but it is not a prerequisite for the course. Barbara Anger, Instructor, Theatre Arts. 3 credits.
Communication, Culture and Rhetoric
Introduction to fundamentals of rhetorical theory and rhetorical approaches to the study of communication. Emphasis is placed on the discovery and critical analysis of the rhetorical impulse in a variety of forms of persuasion. Includes a basic survey of rhetorical forms such as speeches, essays, advertising, films, and television. Christopher House, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies. 3 credits.
Cultural anthropology encompasses many subfields and this course will focus on gender across the globe (some cultures have 4 or 5 gender categories!), magic and religion, human cultures and the environment, and the many health and healing practices we see around the world, from shamanism in Nigeria to acupuncture in China and reiki in Japan. We adopt broad and holistic perspectives to all of these areas of study. Brooke Hansen, Associate Professor, Anthropology. 3 credits.
Developing Story Narratives — Film and TV
Developing Story Narratives is a three-week course designed specifically to introduce the student to magical world of writing for film and television. Utilizing dramatic techniques from theater, art, literature and film, this course will explore approaches and methodologies to getting the stories trapped inside your head out and onto the page in a compelling and engaging manner.
The focus will be on writing and revising and writing again - not just talking about writing - where the work will be rigorously work-shopped in class. By the end of the course, students will understand what goes into writing a satisfying screenplay, how to read and critique your own and other’s work and how to format your scripts professionally. Participants will not only have a number of short screenplays ready to go shoot, but the tools available to write countless more. Andy Watts, Lecturer, Television and Radio. 3 credits.
Digital Music Production
This course is a DigiDesign certified introduction to Pro Tools 10. Pro Tools is an industry standard in music recording and editing. The course will focus on recording live instruments, sequencing software synthesizers, audio editing, and region looping. Lecture and lab time will give students the skills to complete a digital music project. from initial setup to final mixdown. No background in digital recording is required. Brian Dozoretz, Lecturer. Noncredit.
Drugs, Crime, and Rock 'n Roll
This course explores the implications and use of mind-altering drugs within our society. By examining the relationship between drugs, crime, and popular music, students will develop a critical analysis about the political, economical, and institutional influences on society. An interdisciplinary approach is used to study aspects of social, cultural, mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health as it relates to drugs, society, and human behavior. Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, Assistant Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Education and Society
This course is appropriate for students interested in becoming teachers or have other career interests in the field of education. Topics to be covered in the class will include: history of free/compulsory education in the United States; the purposes of public schools in a democratic society; the concept of equal opportunity in education; the influence of socioeconomic factors on schools and educational experiences; the financing of American schools; ability grouping and tracking; multicultural education; the impact of race in our schools; gender issues; school/youth violence; standardized testing; religion in public schooling, and more. Mo Baptiste, Assistant Professor, Education. 3 credits.
Introduction to the study of behavior, focusing on the influences of physiological, cognitive, social, and personality factors on behavior, including discussion of the major theories in psychology and related research. Bill Altman. 3 credits.
Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers
An overview of the foundation of health sciences and career opportunities in the various fields. The class format includes small-group discussion, guest lectures by health science educators, and visits to health care facilities. Selected current issues related to the professions are also examined. Stewart Auyash, Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Physical Education. 2 credits.
Issues in Management
All students in the Issues in Management series will will focus on two primary course areas: ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Marketing and Social Media’. This course is team-taught by Robert Ellis and Kurt Komaromi, from Ithaca College's Schools of Business and Communication.
Introduction to Musical Theater Performance
This course develops singing, acting and other musical theater skills through the analysis, rehearsal, and performance of songs from musicals. On the first day of class, the students are recorded on camera. On the last day of class, the students present a showcase of the songs they developed to an audience of faculty, staff, students, and family. Admission to the course is by audition only. Submit a DVD of two songs, one up-tempo and one ballad from musicals, sung to a piano accompaniment. Recordings of prospective students' stage performances cannot be submitted. DVDs will be returned only if the student attends the course. Alternatively, students may upload their auditions to YouTube by emailing the YouTube link to email@example.com. Arno Selco, Professor (retired) and Paula Murray Cole, Assistant Professor Theatre Arts. 3 credits.
In Introduction to Journalism, students will study and practice the fundamentals of the craft, including researching, interviewing and writing for print, online, and broadcast journalism. Over the course of three weeks, students will write stories in beats of their choosing, such as sports, politics or the environment. Mead Loop, Associate Professor Journalism. 4 credits
Introduction to Media Production
An applied, practical introduction to the fundamentals of audio and video production, this course also covers theory, terminology, and techniques, with an emphasis on the function and operation of equipment to achieve basic broadcast production skills. During this hands-on course, students have the opportunity to produce a public-service announcement and a short special interest video. Please note that there is an additional tuition fee for the fourth credit of this course. Gossa Tsegaye, Assistant Professor, Television and Radio. 4 credits.
An investigation of the scope of the sport industry, a growing major business enterprise in the United States and in much of the world. Functions of management, skills, and attributes required of a sport manager, and roles of a manager are discussed. Attention is on how the managerial process is related to sport organizations and their products. Students become acquainted with career opportunities in the sport management field.
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