May 30-July 2 (Session A)
AMERICAN MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2006-001 | Credits: 3
A history of music in America from approximately 1620 to the present. The course considers musical developments in America and the social, political and religious movements that have shaped American musical life. Examines musical genres, styles, personalities and trends. No prior musical experience required.
BALLET BASICS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 2 p.m.-4:40 p.m.)
DNCE 1011-001 | Credits: 3
This is an introductory course for any non-major wishing to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. It is a studio course, meaning students will be in the dance studio, in full attire (leotard, tights, ballet slippers for women/ white T-shirt, tights and ballet shoes for men) learning the essentials of a traditional classical ballet class. We will study the French terminology associated with the movement and poses we dance in order to better facilitate learning and comprehension of the movement. Mind/body awareness will be facilitated while a more thorough knowledge of the art form including historical perspective, origin and philosophical issues as to its importance in today's cultural world will also be discussed.
CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD FILM STRUCTURES – ONLINE
EMED 2050-001 | Credits: 3
This course provides a critical analysis of successful Hollywood films and their narrative structures, as well as an examination of alternative and independent film structures including, but not limited to, ensemble, non-linear and dual protagonist stories. Films and screenplays of various genres and eras will be examined. Key concepts covered in this course include: act break, midpoint, protagonist, antagonist, want versus need, elements of the future, dramatic irony, theme, planting and payoff, catalyst, climax and Aristotelian terminology.
DIGITAL VIDEO FOR NON-MAJORS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 2-4:40 p.m.)
EMED 2002-001 | Credits: 3
The medium of digital video has become an increasingly pervasive means of communication in contemporary culture. Digital Video allows students to apply media aesthetic theory, processes and techniques in communicating their ideas to a specified audience via the digital video production process. During the quarter, each student is required to write, produce, shoot and edit several projects using digital video cameras, working in a digital nonlinear editing environment and delivering their content through a variety of digital distribution channels to a specified audience. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMED1005 min grade C-,EMED1006 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-,EMED1016 min grade C-.
INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUCTION I FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE
EMED 1015-001 | Credits: 3
Media convergence is a vital component of our new media culture. In new media there is a melding of production, design and message with user-experience. Integrated Media Production I is an introductory course - the first of a two-course sequence within the E-Media major at CCM - that provides students with a theoretical and practical foundation in the intersecting worlds of digital media production, content development and new media design. This course is an overview of concepts and processes in convergent media production.
INTEGRATED MEDIA PRODUTION II FOR NON-MAJORS – ONLINE
EMED 1016-002 | Credits: 3
Building on the concepts and production techniques introduced in Integrated Media Production 1, Integrated Media Production 2 explores the connections between digital media, content development and new media design in more depth. The course focuses on screen design issues relevant to the convergence of media assets, such as video and audio, with graphical assets in the communication of message. Topics include digital image production, GUI design, expanded Web design and production and digital aesthetics. Focal point, theme and design rightness are emphasized.There is instruction in industry-standard software tools, fundamental web technologies and basic scripting languages. Pre-Requisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses EMED1005 min grade C-, or EMED1015 min grade C-.
FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC FOR NON-MAJORS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m.)
FAM 1100-001 | Credits: 3
The appreciation of music is enhanced by a deeper knowledge of musical materials and structures. This introductory course will focus on reading and writing music in treble, bass and C-clefs, using rhythms as complicated as triplets in simple and compound meters, recognizing intervals and chords and understanding basic forms used in popular and classical music. The skills learned in this course will provide the basis for further study and understanding of music of all genres.
HISTORY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL I – ONLINE
FAM 3031-001 | Credits: 3
Rock and Roll had humble beginnings in the Southeastern United States, but over time it developed into a force that has defined youth culture on a global scale. This course provides a chronological survey that examines the relationship between the music, its most successful and colorful artists, the associated recording technology and the impact of the genre on American culture. Through critical listening and reading, students will be able to make historically informed and thoughtful decisions about the music they select and enjoy. Finally, the course will encourage students to seek and appreciate new styles (and perhaps inspire those who seek a career as a pop music artist). No prerequisite necessary.
JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ON CAMPUS (MWF 11 a.m.-1:40 p.m.)
FAM 2014-001 | Credits: 3
Explore the potentials of laptop computers for music making! Various technical topics (including analog versus digital sound, audio software, effects, gear, MIDI and audio programming languages) will be surveyed. In addition, a survey of the history of computer music will be conducted through seminal readings and recordings. These will provide participants with the technical and analytical skills to utilize their laptops to creative ends in both individual and group projects.
JAMMIN’ WITH LAPTOPS – ONLINE
FAM 2023-001 | Credits: 3
Play, record, and make music with online instruments! There are three units, each with a distinctive music making session: Individual Session (Unit 1), Collaborative Session (Unit 2) and Creative Jam Session (Unit 3). In Unit 1, you will study the basic knowledge of music making, including identifying musical instruments, playing online instruments and recording music you played through the exercises. In Units 2 and 3, you will form your own laptop band with online classmates to play and record music.
JAPANESE POP, ANIME AND VIDEO GAME MUSIC – ONLINE
FAM 2050-002 | Credits: 3
Learn the evolution of Japanese Pop, Anime and Video Game Music (post 1980), including Anime theme songs, video game music and popular songs. Each topic will provide the composer's biography, historical background and word-by-word translation of lyrics, while also investigating the cultural differences between Japan and America.
MODERN DANCE BASICS – ONLINE
DNCE 1022-001 | Credits: 3
This one semester, repeatable course for non-dance majors introduces the techniques and movement vocabulary for contemporary and modern dance. Students will explore fundamental movement principles while developing improvisational and performance skills. They will also develop the perspectives necessary to critically analyze and further appreciate dance as an art form and educational tool with cultural values. Through interactive online instruction, students use recording devices (smart phones, laptops, camcorders, etc.) to develop their dance technique and build a dance community.
MUSIC APPRECIATION – ONLINE
FAM 2005-002 | Credits: 3
An online one-semester course in Music Appreciation, which will introduce students to a wide range of composers,compositions, musical styles, and musical terms and which will place these musical works in the historical and culture context of each period, including contemporary. The course is delivered via Blackboard and students must have regular online access.
PROGRESSIVE ROCK – ON CAMPUS (MWF 2-4 p.m.)
FAM 2020-001 | Credits: 3
This course will provide a detailed overview of the Progressive Rock phenomenon of the 1970s; further study will be made of other relevant hybrid genres of this era such as Jazz/Fusion and Afrobeat. In order to better understand and appreciate these styles students will examine the evolution of Jazz during the 1960s and its cross pollination with Rock in the later part of the decade. There will also be an emphasis on the technological breakthroughs in musical instruments: electro-acoustic instruments such as the Fender rhodes and synthesizers such as the Moog. Throughout, students will examine samples of music and explore its influence on mainstream and non-mainstream musical trends of the last 30 years.