BCC Logo
Prospective Students   Current Students   Faculty/Staff   Alumni   Site Index

Liberal Arts and Sciences Performing Arts Options

Home < Academic Departments < Communication Arts & Sciences < Liberal Arts and Sciences Performing Arts Options
Course Descriptions
COMMUNICATION
COMM 26 3 rec 3 cr
Oral Interpretation of Literature
This course emphasizes oral performance of prose, poetry, drama, essays, and historical speeches. Emphasis is on expression, interpretation, and delivery skills involved in interpretive oral presentation to an audience. Selection and analysis of appropriate literary forms used in performance will also be included.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
ENGLISH
ENG 40 3 rec 3 cr
Folklore
Study of American folk literature including an examination of oral traditions such as folk speech, proverbs, folktales, folk songs and ballads. Elements of folk superstitions, dreams, games, and folk life.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 10 or ENG 11.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
ENG 61 3 rec 3 cr
Shakespeare
Introduction to plays and poetry of Shakespeare. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, and poems are read and analyzed. Poetic and dramatic techniques and the Elizabethan theatre are studied. Critical or research paper required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
FILM
FILM 61 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Film
This course provides the student with an appreciation of the film experience. Particular attention is given to important techniques, theories, and genres that influenced the development of the medium. Concepts are illustrated through the weekly viewing of classic American and International films.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1 and RDL 1 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 2 or ENG 10 or RDL 2 if required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
FILM 91 3 rec 3 cr
World Cinema
Study of documentary and narrative motion pictures and their role in the world. Development of the film as an art form and as a major source of influence upon and reflection of society.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 2 or RDL 2 or ENG 10 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 2 or RDL 2 or ENG 10 if required.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues
MEDIA STUDIES
MEST 60 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Mass Communication
Survey of mass communication media, including radio, television, film, and print (press); the development, characteristics and uses of the media and their effects on the individual and the environment.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02.
Flexible Core - US Experience in its Diversity
MUSIC
MUS 21 3 rec 1 each cr
Choral Performance
The study and presentation of standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices. Choral training and performances at concerts, college ceremonies and functions. No audition required; open to all members of the college community.
MUS 22 3 rec 1 each cr
Choral Performance
The study and presentation of standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices. Choral training and performances at concerts, college ceremonies and functions. No audition required; open to all members of the college community.
MUS 23 3 rec 1 each cr
Choral Performance
The study and presentation of standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices. Choral training and performances at concerts, college ceremonies and functions. No audition required; open to all members of the college community.
MUS 24 3 rec 1 each cr
Choral Performance
The study and presentation of standard and contemporary choral literature for mixed voices. Choral training and performances at concerts, college ceremonies and functions. No audition required; open to all members of the college community.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND WELLNESS
PEA 41 2 rec 1 cr
Techniques of Jazz Dance
Basic techniques of jazz dance; development of new dance skills including kicks, turns, pivots, isolations, stretches, and traveling movements that will increase the ability to perform to contemporary music and to express oneself through dancing. Students will also have the opportunity to create original movement, to analyze dance on video, and to write dance critiques.
PEA 46 1 lec 2 cr
African, Caribbean and Black Dance Forms
Students will learn several African and Caribbean based dances, and develop improved coordination, rhythmic sensitivity, endurance, strength, flexibility, and stamina. They will explore the influence of African dance on the Caribbean, and on the contemporary American dance scene. Students will write papers on the role of African dance, African aesthetics, and related topics.
PEA 47 2 lab 1 cr
Beginning Salsa
Students will master beginning Salsa dance steps so that they may feel comfortable in social dance situations. Dance technique will include the basic step and variations, handholding positions, leading and following techniques, rhythmic accuracy, turn patterns and shines. Students will also learn about the history of Salsa dancing and music, and its current worldwide influence.
THEATRE
THEA 70 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Theatre
Study of the movements and theories and world of theatre, including an examination of relevant theatrical structures and equipment. European and American theatre; Oriental theatre, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Balinese; African theatre.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
THEA 75 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to the theoretical background, history of and practical experience in acting. Students will apply dramatic theories to various public performance situations as well as prepare dramatic works from diverse cultures.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required or ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

BCC Email | Phone Directory | Emergency Closing | CUNY Portal | Make this Website Talk
 

Google Translation Disclaimer