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Performance Appraisal and Productivity   (HRM-332)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Performance appraisal is mandated by the Civil Service Reform Act. This course deals with its basic elements, including goal setting, individual and organizational performance measurement, coaching and counseling, and productivity improvement among both unionized and non- unionized employees.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain how performance appraisal is of strategic important to an organization.
  • Outline the role of performance appraisal in productivity improvement.
  • Discuss the elements in an effective performance appraisal process.
  • Explain how ongoing coaching and counseling contribute to a performance-driven organizational culture.
  • Describe examples of differences between the performance appraisal process for unionized employees and the process for non-unionized employees.
  • Explain the features of different performance appraisal formats.
  • Detail current issues and challenges related to performance management.
  • Present specific steps companies are taking to improve organizational performance.

 
Aircraft Performance   (AVF-382)   3.00 s.h.  
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Principles and techniques for predicting takeoff power and performance factors. Includes weight variables at takeoff; time, distance, fuel, and power requirements for ascent, maximum range, constant speed, cruise climb, and maximum endurance cruise performance; and descent and landing data. 
Choral Performance III    (MUS-283)   3.00 s.h.  
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Small ensemble singing and solo performance. Advanced sight-singing and rhythmic dictation. 
Choral Performance IV   (MUS-284)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of small ensemble singing and solo performance. More advanced sight-singing and rhythmic dictation. 
Drama Performance I   (THA-131)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of acting as an art form and its place within an enlightened society;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of play scripts as the foundation of the actor's process;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the actor's place within an ensemble;
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a minor character in a single scene.

 
Drama Performance III   (THA-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Continued emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of exercises used to build vocal and emotional strength on the introductory level;
  • Demonstrate the ability to examine an act from a modern realistic play through the application of basic scriptural analysis;
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of at least one of the accepted methods of actor training including Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Mikhail Chekhov;
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a more complex character in a scene.

 
Drama Performance II   (THA-132)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Continued emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of exercises used to build vocal and emotional strength on the introductory level;
  • Demonstrate the ability to examine an act from a modern realistic play through the application of basic scriptural analysis;
  • Demonstrate introductory knowledge of at least one of the accepted methods of actor training including Konstantin Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen and Mikhail Chekhov;
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a more complex character in a scene.

 
Drama Performance IV   (THA-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Appearance in major production. Continued further emphasis on preparatory work on the play's character and upon the performance.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of non-realistic scripts such as expressionism and absurdism, and the ability to analyze these scripts;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the special kinds of acting problems in these scripts and the ability to solve these problems;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how the acting profession works, including the role that agents and Actors Equity play;
  • Demonstrate growth through a personal theory of acting.

 
Avant-Garde Performance   (DAN-370)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A course in contemporary theater and movement techniques exploring the interface of dance, drama, and spectacle. Includes: interpreting stories, scripts, poetry, and personal journals through drama and movement; and techniques of improvisation and composition

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Understand relaxation techniques and purposes as they relate to stage movement
  • Determine how to reveal the significance of a character's action through stage movement
  • Increase physical freedom, range of motion and release of tension through various exercises and movement explorations
  • Understand kinesthetic skills for actors as they apply to performance: use of space, time, weight.

 
Media Performance-Radio/TV Announcing   (RTV-225)   3.00 s.h.  
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Development of announcing techniques for jobs in radio and television. Includes announcing of news, sports, interviews, musical selections and shows, and instruction/industrial programming. Emphasis on the principles of communication underlying those skills. 
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