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A "T" located to the left of the available semester indicates transfer to Murray State University, Southeast Missouri State University, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as per articulation agreements. These courses will also transfer to most public four-year institutions in the state of Illinois.


SPC 111 SPEECH

T C2 900 Fall/Spring/Summer

This course is the study of the theory and practice in developing the skills needed for public speaking. Major attention is devoted to the basic principles of audience, analysis, perception, listening, organization, delivery and evaluation of oral communication. Students will present demonstration, informative, persuasive, impromptu, and special occasion speeches.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 112 ORAL INTERPRETATION

T By Request

The analysis and use of the audible and visible aspects of interpreting various types of literature are explored. Emphasis is placed on determining the intellectual and emotional meanings of the literature and expressing these meanings to an audience.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 113 CREATIVE DRAMA

T By Request

Theater games, improvisation, group expression, and storytelling will be examined with emphasis on leading children to develop their imaginations through the use of dramatic activities as a learning tool - in any classroom or as an end in itself. Students will complete service learning projects in cooperation with area schools. This course is of value to classroom teachers, actors, directors, and community service workers who view working with children and adolescents as part of career plan.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 120 COMMUNICATION FOR HEARING IMPAIRED

By Request

This course is designed for all interested parents, friends, associates, and professional people of the deaf and hard of hearing. It will cover the history, philosophy, and understanding of deafness and its implications. Brief history of manual communication of the deaf in the United States and other countries will be covered. Practice in learning to sign and fingerspell will also be given. Emphasis will be placed on reading, fingerspelling and sign language.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 121 COMMUNICATION FOR HEARING IMPAIRED II

By Request

This course is a review of sign language and fingerspelling learned in SPC 120 with practice in learning to sign and fingerspell on the second level. Emphasis will be in reading fingerspelling.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Communication for Hearing Impaired-SPC 120


SPC 122 COMMUNICATION FOR HEARING IMPAIRED III

By Request

This course is a review of sign language and fingerspelling and practice in learning to sign and fingerspell on a conversational level. Developing expressive and receptive skills is emphasized.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Communication for Hearing Impaired II-SPC 121


SPC 123 BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE

By Request

Individuals will learn the 1,000 most common words used to communicate with the hearing impaired.

Credit: 1 hour - One lecture hour per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 124 THEATER APPRECIATION

T F1 907 Fall/Spring

An introductory survey of theater/drama as a performing art form that includes study and analysis of historical, social, aesthetic and technical aspects of traditional and contemporary theatrical/dramatic expression. This course is designed to stimulate interest in theater and to develop an understanding of the elements that make up a theatrical event.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 125 ACTING I

T Fall

An introduction to the basic elements of acting as an art form. Topics covered include movement, blocking, characterization, sense memory, and group scene development. Focus will be on the development of the actor's sense of truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances. Performances are required and given as in-class assignments.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 126 THEATER PRACTICUM

Fall/Spring

This course is designed to increase proficiency in the preparation and presentation of theatrical performances. Credit is awarded for performing in or working on college productions.

Credit: 3 hour - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and selection for position in production.


SPC 127 SUMMER THEATER WORKSHOP

T Summer

This workshop awards credit for students who work with the annual SCC Drama Camp held each summer for children ages 8-17. The children are separated into groups and are assigned a student director. Students will gain experience in directing, scene development, playwriting, rehearsing, and producing all while serving as leaders and teachers for the drama campers.

Credit: 2 hours - Four lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor or SPC 113-Creative Drama.


SPC 210 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

T Fall/Spring/Summer

Interpersonal Communication is a study of human communication on a one-to-one basis. The concepts discussed include self-awareness, perception, listening, non-verbal communication, relationship development, self-disclosure, conflict resolution, crises, cultural ethics, and gender issues.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 213 STAGECRAFT I

T Fall

This is an introductory course in the multiple elements of theater production and introduces safety procedures and basic techniques of scenery and property construction, tool use, scene painting, basic lighting techniques, and backstage organization. Theater management, costuming, make-up, special effects, and other topics will be explored. Practical work on production is required outside of lecture.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


SPC 220 STAGECRAFT II

T Spring

This course focuses on advanced applied training in techniques of scenery and property construction, tool use, scene painting, basic lighting techniques, and backstage organization. Theater management, costuming, make-up, special effects, and other topics will be explored. Practical work on production is required outside of lecture.

Credit: 3 hours - Two lecture and two lab hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor or SPC 213-Stagecraft I.


SPC 225 ACTING II

Spring

Advanced training in the art of acting building from the fundamentals learned in Acting I. It focuses on the development of characterization skills, communication with other actors on stage, and play analysis and includes further study of acting approaches such as Stanislavski, Cohen, and Shurtleff. Performances are required and given as in-class assignements.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): Acting I-SPC 125


SPC 235 APPLIED ORAL INTERPRETATION

By Request

This course provides an introduction to the analysis and use of audible and visual aspects of interpreting various types of materials presented at historical and natural sites. Emphasis is placed on determining the intellectual and emotional meanings of the materials being presented as well as how to best present these meanings to an audience.

Credit: 3 hours - Three lecture hours per week.

Prerequisite(s): None


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