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In this second-level course for students who already have some knowledge of Spanish, the focus is on the use of the preterite and imperfect to talk the about the past. In addition, students learn to use the future, the conditional, and the subjunctive in everyday conversations. Regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. Recommended: Two years of high school Spanish, the equivalent of SPA 101 or SPA 110, or by advisement.
This is a review course for students who have taken high school Spanish, but who do not have the language skills necessary for placement in SPA 102 or SPA 111. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. The course is intended to satisfy two semester language requirements. It meets for six hours a week. Prerequisite: One to two years of high school Spanish or by advisement.
Improvement in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish is stressed in this course for students who can already communicate orally in simple Spanish and who have a good knowledge of basic Spanish grammar. Students read articles from Spanish newspapers and magazines and simple short stories. In addition, they review Spanish grammar and practice, applying it in conversations, reports, and compositions. Recommended: Three to four years of high school Spanish; the equivalent of SPA 102, SPA 111, or SPA 115; or by advisement.
Emphasis is on improvement of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills in this course for students who can communicate orally on the intermediate level and who can begin to read unsimplified Spanish literature. Students read selections from Spanish and Latin American literature, learn about leading contemporary authors, listen to Spanish radio magazines, and work on their remaining problems with Spanish grammar. The instructor conducts the course almost entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or ability to follow a course given in Spanish and to read Spanish prose with the help of a dictionary.
Students review and consolidate their understanding of Spanish grammar to improve their ability to express themselves in written Spanish. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or by advisement.
In this course students will be introduced to all facets of technical theater production. Through a series of practical exercises and projects, students will explore various production roles and processes including construction of scenery, hanging and focusing lighting, light and sound board operation, scenic painting, and building of costumes and props. Students will practice and apply these skills in the actual creative process (logging in a minimum of 30 hours of shop and production time) of a Theater Program production.
By participating in actual production, the equivalent of an academic lab experience, students practice and apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Prerequisite: Advisement of the instructor and approval of the Theater Program coordinator.
A practical introduction to the actor's technique and performance skills, this course aspires to nurture a supportive and stimulating environment in which students can explore and practice the elements and disciplines necessary to begin formal training as an actor. The focus in this course will be on physical and vocal exercises and improvisation, as well as basic text and character analysis. By utilizing these tools, cultivating powers of observation, and stressing and applying the actor's goal to define the specific intention rendered by the most effective action, we will methodically work toward the mapping of the character's journey through the text. This course offers methods geared to help students get the most out of themselves and disciplines required to train their "acting instruments" (body and voice) to be more responsive, so that they possess a wider range of communications skills. The goal of the course is to introduce the student-actor to the technique necessary to master the basic discipline of truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances.
This course will be an intensive practical exploration of the production of vocal sound and the articulation of that sound into speech, beginning with breathing techniques and including alignment, relaxation, and vocal exercises, all of which facilitate finding and strengthening your own public voice. These exercises are geared toward the reduction of tension and the restrictive habits which interfere with effective communication. The voice should serve the needs of the listener as well as the writer, and to that end this course will look at the marriage of voice and text through storytelling, contemporary drama, oral interpretation of the poetry of Shakespeare and the prose of American writers, participation in mock job interviews, and actively engaging in classroom discussion and conversation. Prerequisite: Advisement by the instructor.
In this course theater students from different concentrations come together to collaborate in the process of creating theater. Utilizing their individualized skills developed through previous coursework, students are provided the opportunity for continued growth in their abilities to interpret and transform text into performance.
This course will also address strategies for career and goal planning, the preparation of resumes and portfolios, and the development of effective audition and interview technique. The course will end with a public presentation or display of the student's work. This culminating experience is an opportunity to apply skills and knowledge gained during the completed course of study. Prerequisite: Approval of the coordinator of the Theater program.
This course will allow the exploration of special topics in the areas of performance, theatre history and dramatic literature. Each course presented under this title will offer an opportunity to expand the students understanding of aspects of theatre. Research and writing skills will be stressed. The designation may also be used for artist in residence courses. Prerequisite: ENG 101
The purpose is to provide students the structure to engage in an academic and/or practical learning experience associated directly with their individual area of interest, which may fall outside current Theater program offerings (directing, performance, stage management, and design). The parameters of the independent study (topic, hours, and method of evaluation) will be established between the student and the participating instructor of record and will be overseen by the coordinator of the Theater program. The student is required to keep a journal, documenting his or her experience of the course. Prerequisite: This earned opportunity is open to exceptional second-year students, with the approval and advisement of the student's academic advisor and the coordinator of the Theater program.
This course presents a study of basic veterinary medical terminology. The primary purpose is for the students to be able to analyze a word, to determine its meaning and to use it properly, therefore preparing the student for future classes in veterinary science.
Students will study the basic mathematical techniques critical to proper calculation and administration of medications to their animal patients. They will also attain the skills to understand the importance of accuracy in calculations, proper use of units, and methods of administration and to become precise in all those areas. Students will learn to become competent in calculations and use of oral, parenteral, and intravenous medications. Prerequisites: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better or placement test into MAT 105 or higher
Students will learn what it means to be a veterinary technician. This course will cover the New York State licensing law, the law and ethics of veterinary practice, controlled substances, veterinary-specific medical terminology, medical record systems, the human-animal bond, client and staff interactions, OSHA safety, and inventory management basics.
The complex nutritional requirements of companion animals ranging from exotic pets to large farm animals are presented in this course. This course covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of animal feeding through classroom lectures and student projects. Diseases related to nutrition deficiencies and fluid therapy are studied.
This course presents a brief comparative study of the various classes of microorganisms pathogenic to companion animals and livestock. A majority of the course material covers pathogenic parasites. In the lecture portion, life cycles, diagnosis and identification, and prevention, control and treatment strategies are studied. In the laboratory portion, aseptic technique, preparation and care of surgical materials, and preparation and identification of specimens and pathogens are studied. 3 hr. lect; 3 hr. lab. Prerequisite: BIO 100, VTS 111 and VTS 149.
The normal structure and function of the animal body through detailed studies of selected organ systems is studied in this course. In the lecture portion, students study the relationship between structure and function of animal bodies of exotics, carnivores, and herbivores through a detailed analysis of selected organ systems. Laboratory work emphasizes hands-on experiences using models, specimens and dissections of representative species. 3 hr. lect.; 3 hr. lab. Prerequisites: BIO 100, VTS 111 and VTS 149.
Students will study the physiology, clinical presentations and treatments of common metabolic disorders in exotic, companion, and farm animals. Emphasis will be placed on respiratory, urinary, blood, endocrine, and metabolic disorders. Hands-on laboratory experiences will emphasize the use of correct laboratory protocols for blood, urine, feces, and other body fluid samples. 3 hrs. lect; 3 hrs. lab. Prerequisites: BIO 100, VTS 111, and 149. Corequisites or prerequisites: VTS 151, VTS 152.
Students will study restraint and handling techniques used for both large and small animals. This course will cover selection of the correct restraint techniques for the patient and application of the minimum amount of restraint necessary to complete the procedure. 3 hrs. lab.