2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
This is a course designed for native Spanish speaking students who want to improve their literacy in the language. Students will study and
practice basic Spanish grammar for improving and developing written and oral communication and reading skills.
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 226.
This course is a follow up course to SPAN 226. This course is specifically designed and intended for students who speak the Spanish
Language as their native language but have had no advanced formal training in the grammatical aspects of the language. It is based on the
study and practice of advanced Spanish grammar and its application to all five aspects of the language, i.e., writing, reading, interpreting,
speaking and understanding. Completion of SPAN 227 satisfies the College of Liberal Arts foreign language requirement in colleges and
universities in the state of Nevada.
College Study Techniques
1.00 - 3.00
Group instruction for students who want to improve, review, acquire or maintain study skills necessary for college success. Curriculum
covers time management, concentration, motivation, note-taking, listening, textbook processing, test preparation, test anxiety and term
Prerequisite: Math 126 or instructor's approval.
A basic course designed to impart basic knowledge of the surveying discipline, plus training in the use of traditional and basic surveying
equipment (tape, level and transit).
Introduction to Theater
A survey course covering a variety of different aspects of theater including play analysis, historical style, play writing, acting, directing,
technical theater and more. Representative plays are analyzed from a performance-based perspective. No previous experience in theater is
required. Satisfies UNR Fine Arts core curriculum and applies as a general elective at UNLV.
Introduction to Acting I
Interpretation of drama through the art of the actor. Development of individual insights, skills and disciplines in the presentation of
dramatic material to the audience and the learning of basic exercises for the actor.
Dance Styles: Musical Theater
1.00 - 2.00
Specialized study in the various dance forms encompassed in musical theater. Special emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of
movement and dance techniques to achieve a solid movement base. The course may be repeated for a maximum of four credits.
Fundamentals of Directing
The course is designed for theater students or for persons within the community who have a desire to learn about the overall role and
function of the stage director and to apply this knowledge in a practical manner. The course includes a study of the history, theory and
conceptualization matrixes of directing and the practical experience in selecting and casting a play, planning rehearsals, blocking, script
analysis and working with actors. Also included are scenery, lighting, costume, properties and stage management concepts and
Television Production I
Television Production I explores the purposes, scope, methods and materials for visual and aural broadcasting, planning, organization,
rehearsing, editing and recording announcements and programs; studio procedures and presentations; preparations and treatment of content
and form. Television Production I is a combination of "book learning" and hands-on experience in a television studio. At the completion of
this course a student will have experience in camera operation, technical direction, directing, audio operation, tape operation, on-camera
experience and other studio related activities.
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.