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Liberal Arts and Sciences Performing Arts Options

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Course Descriptions
COMMUNICATION
COMM 20 3 rec 3 cr
Public Speaking and Critical Listening
Principles and practice of contemporary forms of public speech communication; informative, persuasive, inspirational, and entertaining; principles and practice of critical listening; analysis and evaluation of public communication
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01 if required. Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG10 or RDL 02 if required.
THEA 75 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to basic acting problems of analyzing and creating a character through improvisation, pantomime theatre games, scene practice and analysis of scenes, culminating in presentation of a one-act play outside class assignments
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.
ENGLISH
ENG 15 1 conf/rec 3 rec 3 cr
Written Composition and Drama
Continued emphasis on the writing of clear, effective expository prose based on readings in world drama. Research paper required
Prerequisite(s): ENG 11.
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 and to analyze dance on video.
PEA 46 1 lec 2 rec 2 cr
African, Caribbean and Black Dance Forms†
Students who may transfer to a four-year college other than CUNY colleges should consider taking these courses.
PEA 47 1 lab 1 cr
Beginning Salsa
In this course students will master the beginning Salsa dance steps so that they may feel comfortable in social dance situations. Dance technique will include handholding positions, rhythmic accuracy, leading and following techniques, the basic step and variations, shines, turning, and dipping. Students will also learn about the history of Salsa dancing and music, and its current worldwide influence.

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