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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.
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.
Normal behavior of several domestic species of animals will be studied. Students will also study preventative behavioral medicine and will learn the tools needed for obtaining a thorough history as required for the diagnosis and treatment of behavior problems commonly encountered in the clinical setting. 2 hr. lect.
This course studies all facets of anesthesia including the pre-anesthetic period through recovery. Injectable drugs and inhalation anesthetics are covered along with analgesic medications and other drugs affecting most major body systems. Drug kinetics, adverse reactions, labeling, dispensing, recording and proper handling of various drugs are also studied. 3 hrs. lect; 280 hrs. clinical skills practicum at a veterinary hospital. Prerequisites: VTS 148, VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, VTS 155, and by advisement only. Corequisite: VTS 256.
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging will incorporate multiple diagnostic modalities utilized in Veterinary medicine. Students will discover and learn how important the following modalities are best utilized in diagnosing disease. Proper patient positioning, exposure settings, film processing, and safety, will also be covered. The following modalities will be included in this class: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT scan), Radiography, Specialized Contrast Studies, Ultrasonography, Nuclear Medicine, and Fluoroscopy. The laboratory portion will include hands-on experience with a digital x-ray machine and ultrasound machine on campus. 1 hr. lect; 2 hrs. lab. Prerequisite: VTS 152.
Students will study how to assess normal and abnormal small animal vital functions, understand vaccine protocols, properly use fluids and medications, recognize common diseases, and provide care for healthy and hospitalized patients. They will learn a wide variety of nursing skills including prophylactic dental care. 3 hrs. lect; 240 hrs. clinical skills practicum at a veterinary hospital. Prerequisites: VTS 148, VTS 150, VTS 151, VTS 152, and by advisement only. Corequisite: VTS 253.
Students will study how to identify normal versus abnormal symptoms and behavior. This course will cover vaccination protocols, recognition of common diseases in large animals, and a wide variety of nursing skills as applied to the healthy and sick animal.
Prequisite/corequisites: VTS 111, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159, and by advisement only.
This is the laboratory course to accompany VTS 257. It will provide students with hands on experience to master the AVMA required Farm Animal Clinical skills. This laboratory experience includes an online component from Delhi that students will participate in throughout the spring semester. The laboratory experience takes place at SUNY Delhi during the first summer session. 6 day laboratory experience.
Prerequisites: VTS 111, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159 and by advisement only.
This is the laboratory course to accompany VTS 258. It will provide students with hands on experience to master the AVMA required Laboratory Animal Clinical skills. This laboratory experience includes an online component from Delhi that students will participate in throughout the spring semester. The laboratory takes place at SUNY Delhi during the summer session. Prerequisite VTS 111, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 159 and by advisement only.