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Students will learn about and better understand family structure and its relation to society by using sociological methods and concepts. This course examines the diversity of U.S. families, using cross-cultural views to encourage students to analyze contemporary issues such as gender roles, the formation and dissolution of families, employment and family conflicts, domestic violence, and social policies. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101
This course focuses on the theoretical foundation of cultural diversity in the United States. Racial, ethnic, gender, and class differences are examined from sociological perspectives. In order to develop deeper understanding of American culture, cross-cultural perspectives will be introduced. Active participation in class discussion is required. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101
A four-skills approach (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is taken in this introductory course for beginners. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. SPA 101 is not open to students with two or more years of high school Spanish except by advisement.
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.
This course serves as a foundation for those pursuing a major in theater (future theater professionals) and provides insights and understanding for audience members (future theater-goers). Students will read a wide range of plays, constructively evaluate performances, analyze how plays are written and structured, explore ways in which the theatrical experience has varied in the past and the way it continues to change in the present, and understand how each of the theater arts functions today and how all are combined to create the productions we see in the theater. The only way to fully understand how a theater production is created is to participate in the rehearsal process and the construction or running of a show. To facilitate this, students will each have the opportunity to work (logging in a minimum of 20 hours) constructing the set or costumes, hanging and focusing the lights, or serving on a backstage crew in support 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.
Through the examination of the elements of design, this course provides an introduction to the overall process of design for the theater. Through exploration of design theory, history, and practical application, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to execute 2-dimensional drawings and 3-dimensional models. In addition to applying the elements of design, students will research specific historical periods and styles, developing a design vocabulary that can effectively be applied in the execution of specific projects in set, lighting, costume, and sound design, in support of a Theater Program production. Prerequisites: THE 101 and 105 or 108.
Building upon the foundation of THE 110 Introduction to Acting, student-actors continue their study with a concentrated exploration of Stanislavsky-based acting techniques, along with continued emphasis on vocal and movement training. This course focuses on applied knowledge through scene work and monologues. Material used in class will draw on a wide range of dramatic literature from around the world. The goal of this course is to encourage and support students as they understand and develop their own disciplines and approaches toward the evolution of an inclusive and effective acting technique. Prerequisite: THE 110 or by permission of the instructor.
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.
Students awarded an internship will be engaged in practical work experience within the professional field of the theater. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization and under the supervision of the coordinator of the Theater program. A contract specifying hours (sufficient for the credit hours earned) and defining a method of evaluation will be signed by both parties and approved by the coordinator of the Theater program. Prerequisite: This opportunity is open to 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.