Apr 03, 2020  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering Information

0001–0999 Developmental not-for-credit courses for students who need further preparation before enrolling in college-level courses. These courses award Equivalent Hours (EHs) that contribute to a student’s academic load, but do not count toward degree or certificate requirements.
1000–1999 College-level courses at the 1000 level provide students with foundational concepts or skills required in specific or multiple disciplines. These courses may be stand-alone or part of a sequence.
2000–2999 Courses at the 2000 level build upon the skills and concepts presented in the 1000-level courses. Students are expected to acquire foundational concepts prior to entry into courses at the 2000 level and are expected to be able to move forward to more complex subject mastery.

Prerequisites

Many courses require prior satisfactory completion of another course to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the course. For example, EGL-1020  Composition II: Writing About Literature cannot be taken unless EGL-1010  (the prerequisite) has been satisfactorily completed. In addition, for a number of introductory-level credit courses, a minimum level of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, as determined by the college’s placement tests, is required as a prerequisite. In such cases, satisfactory completion of the appropriate developmental studies course (see ESL, DVE, DVM, and DVR listings) will satisfy the prerequisite as well. Students should be certain to check for prerequisites in the course listings that follow. Except when specifically authorized by the department chairperson or dean, registration will not be permitted if prerequisites have not been fully satisfied.

Course Contact Hours

At the end of some course descriptions is a phrase such as “3 studio hours” or “3 class/2 lab hours.” This indicates the actual time a student should expect to spend per week in a course, broken down by the type of contact—classroom/lecture, laboratory, studio, or clinical. If there is no such indicator for a course, students may assume there will be one class hour per week for each credit awarded for completion of the course. (Courses which meet in an accelerated or nontraditional format rather than in the usual full-semester, 15-week format will meet more than the hours indicated per week in order to reach the same number of total contact hours for the semester.)

General Education Requirements Key

  CL = Computer Literacy Req.
  E = English Req.
  H = Humanities Req.
  M = Math Req.
  Sc = Science Req.
  SS = Social Science Req.
 

Teacher Education

All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Teacher Education Department
Marlboro Hall, Room 2011 | 301-546-0780 or 301-546-5250

  
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    TED-2810 Literacy Instruction for the Common Core State Standards


    3 Credits
    Focuses on the Common Core English Language Arts Standards and how to transform instruction in order to meet these higher level standards in K-12 classrooms. Learning activities and assessments within this course will focus on the age/grade level(s) students teach or plan on teaching. This course is appropriate for teachers seeking recertification or who are currently teaching in the field at all grade levels.
    Prerequisite(s): TED 2100 . Or, for those students seeking teacher certification or recertification, departmental permission is required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2820 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Part I


    3 Credits
    Addresses teaching middle school and high school students to improve their ability to read and learn from text, regardless of the class they are taking. It will help teachers and potential teachers, regardless of subject area, to understand the importance of literacy in their classroom, the weaknesses of struggling readers and writers, and the impact of technology on literacy development in our society. Students taking this course will study, use, and evaluate a wide range of strategies and approaches to literacy. The focus is on reading and writing strategies that promote a better understanding of subject content for secondary school students of all backgrounds and ability levels. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2821 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Part II


    3 Credits
    Expands upon Part I, focusing on types of reading, skills in reading and instruction. The emphasis is on teaching secondary students to learn from text. Participants will formulate research questions, complete a literature review and implement and evaluate a coherent literacy plan. Participants also will implement reading and writing strategies that promote understanding of subject area content. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2830 Assessment of Students


    3 Credits
    An introduction to tests and measurement in an educational setting. Students will construct the knowledge and understanding needed for selecting, administering, diagnosing, evaluating and reporting results of standardized and informal techniques of measurement. This course will review definition, concepts, and current issues in measurement. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2840 Elementary Methods


    3 Credits
    This course focuses on strategies of teaching in the elementary grades and knowledge of the theory and research supporting these strategies. Opportunities for practice of planning and delivery of instruction will be provided. A goal of this course is to develop the habit of reflective practice and to foster collaborative problem solving. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2850 Secondary Methods


    3 Credits
    This course is designed to provide secondary teachers with knowledge of theory and teaching practices, current educational goals, both nationally and locally and trends in educational assessment and application. This knowledge will be used to plan, design and conduct effective instruction. Supplemental topics will include multiculturalism and classroom management. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2900 Special Education Methods: Birth-12th Grade


    3 Credits
    Students will understand and use a variety of organization, teaching and classroom management strategies. The course will focus on effective practices in different settings with all disability groups, as well as collaboration with other involved professionals and parents. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2901 Special Education Methods: Birth-6th Grade


    3 Credits
    Students develop knowledge and skills in planning lessons for diverse learners, teaching oral language, writing, reading, mathematics and content area material to students with special needs in both early childhood and elementary settings. In addition, students will explore special topics including inclusion, transitioning and social skills development. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2902 Special Education Methods: Grade 6-grade 12


    3 Credits
    Focuses on current practices in teaching students with special needs in grades 6 through 12. Students will review/demonstrate a variety of teaching techniques in the areas of functional skills, managing the learning environment, reading, writing, mathematics and the content areas. Special focus is placed on transition education and services for adolescents. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2950 Special Education Assessment Part I: Birth-12th Grade


    3 Credits
    Provides the opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills for selecting, administering, interpreting, diagnosing, reporting, using assessment data, monitoring and evaluating of the instructional program. Legal perspectives, technical aspects of assessment tools, accommodations, computer as a tool for assessment, and nondiscriminatory testing will be examined. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TED-2951 Special Education Assessment Part II: Birth-12th Grade


    3 Credits
    Fosters development of knowledge and skills in assessment, administration, interpretation, programming and alignment of test data with teaching standards. Trends in informal assessment, vocational assessment, work sample analysis, task analysis, portfolios and teacher-made tests will be explored. This course is intended for those persons who have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking initial teacher certification and for teachers seeking recertification.
    Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission required.
    All TED courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Television, Radio, and Film

Communication and Theatre Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 2404 | 301-546-0926

  
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    TRF-1310 Introduction to Mass Communication


    3 Credits
    Mass media systems: their history, regulation, aesthetics and contemporary impact.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TRF-1330 Television Production I


    3 Credits
    Techniques of studio production and basic field techniques with practice in student productions.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    TRF-1410 Introduction to Radio


    3 Credits
    Radio as a mass medium: origins and techniques of programming, scriptwriting, announcing, studio production, and station operation.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiency or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    TRF-2040 Introduction to Broadcast News


    3 Credits
    Provides training in electronic news gathering, interviewing, story developing, reporting, editing and producing news for radio and television.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    TRF-2310 Introduction to Film


    3 Credits
    Historical, artistic and sociological trends of the cinema, supplemented by film viewing and analysis. Credit may not be received for TRF-2310.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    TRF-2330 Television Production II


    3 Credits
    Television production emphasizing field production and editing.
    Prerequisite(s): TRF-1330  and permission of department.
    3 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    TRF-2340 Digital Video Editing


    3 Credits
    An Introduction to the theory and practice of post-production techniques and aesthetics, while exploring key terms, functions, and concepts of non-linear editing. Students will learn the equipment and processes used to manipulate video and audio using professional nonlinear editing software.
    Prerequisite(s): TRF-1330  with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/3 lab hours.
  
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    TRF-2910 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    TRF-2920 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    TRF-2930 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.

Theatre

Communication and Theatre Department
Center for Health Studies, Room 3402 | 301-546-0926

  
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    THE-1010 Introduction to the Theatre


    3 Credits
    Appreciating the director, the actor, the playwright, and the people behind the scenes in today’s theatre. Humanities general education class.
    Honors: (Honors version available.)
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL- 1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    THE-1020 Principles of Acting I


    3 Credits
    The experience of acting, involving imagination, body movement, voice techniques, stage awareness, and characterization.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    (Formerly THE-2010 . Students may not receive credit for both THE-2010  and THE-1020.)
  
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    THE-1030 Introduction to Stage Technology


    1 Credit
    Overview of stage technology as a profession, including its history, architecture, jargon, opportunities, educational, and practical requirements. Includes field work.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher, or permission of the department.
  
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    THE-1040 Introduction to Event Staging


    4 Credits
    Introduction to the job of a stage carpenter, emphasizing familiarity with the stage space and its equipment, routine of loading a show into the theatre, and running a show.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    THE-1050 Play Production


    3 Credits
    Basic elements involved in the production of plays in a community or nonprofessional setting.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    THE-1060 Theatrical Rigging


    4 Credits
    Introduction to the job of a stage flyman/rigger, including familiarity with flying and rigging equipment, routine of hanging a show, and running a show on the flyrail.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    THE-1080 Lighting for the Stage


    4 Credits
    Introduction to the job of a stage electrician, emphasizing familiarity with lighting equipment, electrical basics, and running show electrics.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    THE-1090 Fundamentals of Movement


    3 Credits
    An examination of various styles of movement for acting, including mime, dance, and stage combat.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    THE-1100 Concert and Stage Sound Reinforcement


    4 Credits
    Introduction to the job of a stage sound person, familiarity with stage and concert sound equipment, loading in show sound, setting up show sound, and running show sound.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    THE-1110 Introduction to Stage Makeup


    2 Credits
    Theory and application of stage makeup, covering the creation of types, characters, race, and historical periods.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    THE-1130 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design


    3 Credits
    An examination of the aspects of theatrical design from concept to presentation.
  
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    THE-1150 Technical Theatre


    3 Credits
    Principles and production of scenery and lighting for the theatre.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    THE-2010 Principles of Acting I


    3 Credits
    Course has been re-numbered. See THE-1020 .
  
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    THE-2020 Principles of Acting II


    3 Credits
    Continuation of THE-2010 . Focuses on the further refinement of acting skills.
    Prerequisite(s): THE-2010 .
  
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    THE-2030 Fundamentals of Script Analysis


    3 Credits
    Detailed study of the play by analyzing structure, genre, theme, style, character, and language. The course also will include an examination of the actor’s role in script analysis and the roles of the director, playwright, dramaturge, and audience in the play.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiency.
  
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    THE-2040 Event and Conference Multimedia Production


    3 Credits
    Introduction to audiovisual equipment, routines of setting up special events, and routines of working in convention and hotel venues.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies ESL-0106  with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    THE-2050 Fundamentals of Theatre History I


    3 Credits
    A study of the development of the theatre from its earliest beginnings to the 17th century. The course will examine archeological evidence, physical structures and how they were used in theatre and the development of the playwright and play.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiency.
  
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    THE-2060 Theatre Computer Automation and Control


    3 Credits
    Introduction to automated lighting equipment and control, familiarity with stage automation and motion control systems, assembling and using the systems.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    THE-2080 Stage Scenery Construction


    4 Credits
    Emphasizes familiarity with scene shop equipment and tools, materials, hardware, joinery, layout, and construction of scenery.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/4 lab hours.
  
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    THE-2100 Concert and Stage Special Effects


    3 Credits
    Introduction to stage special effects, electrical and mechanical machinery, firearms, and pyrotechnics.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies or ESL-0106  (formerly ESL-1060) with a grade of C or higher.
    2 class/2 lab hours.
  
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    THE-2120 Film and Studio Mechanics


    3 Credits
    Introduction to film/video production, production organization and job areas, and production techniques unique to film.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading and oral proficiencies
    2 class/ 2 lab hours.
  
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    THE-2890H Honors Colloquium in Theatre


    3 Credits
    This honors colloquium will examine special topics in the field of theatre and their relevance across disciplinary perspectives. The issues to be addressed in each colloquium will vary from semester to semester. These courses are designed for students in the Honors program, but are open to others with the approval of the honors coordinator or the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency and permission of instructor or honors coordinator.
  
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    THE-2910 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    THE-2920 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.
  
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    THE-2930 Cooperative Education


    1-3 Credits
    A maximum of six credits of cooperative education and internship experiences may be applied to any degree. These credits may not transfer to all four-year institutions. Contact the Career Services Office, Bladen Hall, Room 124, 301-546-0136, for more complete information.

Women’s Studies

History, Political Science, Geography, and Anthropology
Department | Marlboro Hall, Room 2018 | 301-546-0527

  
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    WMS-1010 Introduction to Women’s Studies


    3 Credits
    An interdisciplinary approach featuring recent scholarship on women, gender, and feminist theory that critically examines assumptions about gender. The readings and assignments reflect women’s experiences with race, class, and gender and provide information about women’s psychology, biology, roles, experiences, contributions, and history. Social sciences general education class.
    Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
 

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