Catalog: 2017–2018 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Dance (DAN)

Liberal Arts Division

DAN 108: Pilates I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic theory and techniques of Pilates and the Alexander and the Feldenkrais technique. Covers history of Pilates theory and technique as well as mat work and the basic use of the three pieces of Pilates equipment: the reformer, the trapeze table, and the chair. Emphasizes the application of this theory and technique to dance.

DAN 108: Pilates I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces the basic theory and techniques of Pilates and the Alexander and the Feldenkrais technique. Covers history of Pilates theory and technique as well as mat work and the basic use of the three pieces of Pilates equipment: the reformer, the trapeze table, and the chair. Emphasizes the application of this theory and technique to dance.

DAN 110: Dance for Flexibility and Tone

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic techniques for dance flexibility. Students will learn some simple basic Jazz technique, terminology and choreography that includes kicks and leaps, strengthening the core muscles.

DAN 132: Jazz Dance (beginning)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to four credits.

DAN 135: Beginning Ballet

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of ballet. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 138: Modern Dance (Beginning)

Units (Credits): 1–4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of modern dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 144: Beginning Tap Dancing

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Introduces beginning techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 160: Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Teaches beginning techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 232: Jazz Dance (intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 132

Emphasizes intermediate techniques of jazz dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 244: Tap Dance (intermediate)

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 144 or consent of instructor

Emphasizes intermediate techniques of tap dance. May be repeated for up to four units.

DAN 260: Intermediate Hip-Hop Dance

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: DAN 160

Teaches intermediate techniques of hip-hop dance. May be repeated for up to four units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Deaf Studies (AM)

Career and Technical Education Division

AM 140: American Sign Language I / II

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 141: American Sign Language III / IV

Units (Credits): 6; Prerequisites: AM 140 or AM145/AM146

Promotes the shift from comprehension to production of ASL to bring the students current ASL fluency to a point of self-generated ASL. American Sign Language IV encourages students to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 145: American Sign Language I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: none

Introduces ASL and focuses on the development of basic conversational skills, emphasizing receptive abilities.

AM 146: American Sign Language II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 145

Continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive skills.

AM 147: American Sign Language III

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 146

Promotes the shifting from comprehension to production of ASL to bring one's current ASL fluency to a point of self generated ASL.

AM 148: American Sign Language IV

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Encourages the student to expand his or her command of discourse in ASL on various everyday topics.

AM 149: American Sign Language V

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 148

Emphasizes conversational fluency and identification of discourse styles in ASL, which will lead to the ability to initial, maintain and conclude conversational interactions with various deaf language styles and/or preference.

AM 150: American Sign Language VI

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 149

Final course in the American Sign Language series, covering a culmination of all signs, pragmatics, grammar and fingerspelling skills acquired throughout the series. Emphasis is on utilizing all ASL skills simultaneously and fluently.

AM 151: Fingerspelling I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: none

Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling.

AM 152: Fingerspelling II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 151 or current enrollment in AM 151

Improves receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills to intermediate/advanced levels.

AM 153: Deaf Culture

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 145

Offers a study of people who are deafened. Includes clinical and audiological descriptions of deafness and its course.

AM 154: Deaf History

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Examines segments of the history of deaf people and the deaf community, as well as the deaf experience from a historical perspective.

AM 199: Special Topics in Sign Language

Units (Credits): 0.5–3; Prerequisites: none

Includes short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. May be repeated for up to six units. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AM 201: Interpreting I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 146

Exposes students to the profession of sign language interpretation, providing them with an opportunity to determine their interest in the field.

AM 202: Interpreting II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 201

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting. Includes a series of activities leading from consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 203: Interpreting III

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: AM 202

Develops receptive and expressive skills in interpreting for deaf individuals. Follows a sequenced series of consecutive interpretation to simultaneous interpretation skills.

AM 204: Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: AM 203

Offers advanced interpreting exposure and practical experience in sign language interpreting.

AM 215: Conversational ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Focuses on the natural use of American Sign Language. Appropriate use of ASL grammar and vocabulary in conversational situations is stressed. Students master appropriate pragmatics, use of facial expressions, space, fingerspelling and classifiers, simultaneously for conversational fluency. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

AM 216: Receptive ASL

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: AM 147

Provides opportunities for students to develop receptive skills with a wide variety of signers. Receptive language of children, teens, adults with various socio-economic levels, and senior signers will be developed. Acquisition and comprehension of regional signs, "slang" signs, and generational signs will also be emphasized.

AM 217: Language and Literacy for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches the process of language acquisition and literacy development for children who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Includes comparison to the natural acquisition of language for all children and adults. Includes clinical, cultural, historical and audiological descriptions of deafness; the unique linguistic aspects of language and literacy acquisition and most importantly, practical application and activities that can be utilized with deaf/hard of hearing children. Geared to all persons wishing to learn about language and literacy acquisition, but especially geared to parents, educational interpreters, speech and language pathologists, audiologist, and teacher of dear and hard of hearing children. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

Diesel Mechanics (DM)

Career and Technical Education Division

DM 101: Diesel Mechanics Basics

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces students to principles, design, construction and maintenance of the diesel motor. Activities include safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. General maintenance of a variety of systems in the diesel motor will be introduced.

Drafting (DFT)

Career and Technical Education Division

DFT 100: Basic Drafting Principles

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Introduces basic concepts of technical drawing. Covers perception theories, lettering, sketching techniques, use of drafting instruments, orthographic projection, basic dimensioning, and pictorial drawings. Designed as introductory course for CADD 100.

DFT 110: Blueprint Reading For Industry

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: none

Teaches those concepts required by machine shops or engineering, electrical and welding industries. Student will begin with simple prints and proceed to more advanced prints. Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.



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