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Theatre and Communication Arts

Theatre and Communication Arts - Communication Arts Courses

Majors and minors enroll in 100-level versions of the courses cited below and receive letter grades; see academic courses sections. Non-majors enroll in the paracurricular versions as listed and receive Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades.

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TCCA-027  Performance Events Practicum 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 127. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-028  Performance Events Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 128. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-029  Performance Events Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 129. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-051  Public Speaking Events Practicum 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 151. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-052  Public Speaking Events Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 152. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-053  Public Speaking Events Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 153. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-057  Debate Practicum 1

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 157. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-058  Debate Practicum 2

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 158. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-059  Debate Practicum 3

For non-majors: paracurricular version of 159. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grades. 1 credit. (EL)

TCCA-127  Performance Events Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level one competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. TCCA 027 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-128  Performance Events Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level two competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. TCCA 028: paracurricular version of course graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-129  Performance Events Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level three competition in performance of literature events at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in dramatic and humorous performance. TCCA 029: paracurricular version of course graded S/U. i credit (EL)

TCCA-130  Interpersonal Communication

Theory and application of skills in relational communication. Emphasis on self-awareness, listening, verbal and nonverbal codes, role competency, conflict management. 3 credits (IS)

TCCA-140  Public Speaking

Effective and ethical presentation of ideas to an audience. Issues of First Amendment rights and responsibilities and the role of persuasive discourse in effecting individual and societal changes. Theory and practice of audience adaptation, message organization, language use, and delivery. Classroom speeches and evaluation. 3 credits (IS)

TCCA-151  Public Speaking Events Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield forensics Program through practice sessions and level one public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 051 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-152  Public Speaking Events Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield forensics Program through practice sessions and level two public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 052 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-153  Public Speaking Events Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield forensics Program through practice sessions and level three public speaking competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving skills in speech writing and delivery, and impromptu speaking. TCCA 053 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-157  Debate Practicum 1

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level one debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. TCCA 057 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-158  Debate Practicum 2

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level two debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. TCCA 058 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-159  Debate Practicum 3

Active participation in the Linfield Forensics Program through practice sessions and level three debate competition at intercollegiate tournaments. Focus on improving argumentation techniques, speaking skills, and current events knowledge. TCCA 059 is the paracurricular version of the course and is graded S/U. 1 credit (EL)

TCCA-230  Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives

Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Interdisciplinary and global perspectives on the social and cultural contexts of communication. Emphasis on perception, values, enculturation, acculturation, verbal and nonverbal language systems, strategies for effective intercultural interaction. Strongly recommended for students planning to participate in Linfield's Study Abroad programs. 3 credits. (IS or GP)

TCCA-255  Foundational Theories of Rhetoric and Communication

Introduction to foundational theories of rhetoric and communication. Examination of the way humans use or manipulate symbols to convey information, influence attitudes and beliefs, and engender action. Focus on understanding connections between communication and thought, particularly societal values and ethics, the nature of knowledge and the nature of being and reality. Application of theory to contemporary political, social, and cultural phenomena. Offered fall. 4 credits. (UQ)

TCCA-335  Nonverbal Communication

The processes and effects of nonverbal communication. Research about communication by means of body movement, spatial relationships, vocal cues, touch, and physical appearance. Focus on impact of nonverbal cues in specific communication contexts such as interviews, doctor-patient interactions, and the courtroom. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (IS)

TCCA-340  Persuasion and Social Influence

Rhetorical, psychological, and social principles used to influence behaviors of individuals and groups. Focus on logic and reasoning, structure of arguments, symbols, credibility, motivation, attitude change, and ethics. Study of persuasion in public relations and political campaigns, interpersonal contexts and social movements. Includes oral and written projects. Offered fall. 4 credits. (IS)

TCCA-420  Topics In Performance Studies

Methodological approaches to performance studies and the objects or sites of performance those methods presume, construct, and privilege. Techniques for scripting, directing, and presenting public performances in topics such as Performing Ethnography, Performance and Popular Culture, Group Performance, and Performing Gender. May be repeated once for credit with different content. Prerequisite: junior standing or higher. Offered fall of odd-numbered years. 3 credits. (CS or GP or US depending on topic)

2017 Fall Topic: Political and Protest Performance in the US
According to Augusto Boal, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, "All theater is necessarily political." This course examines plays and performances in the United States that address social, economic, and political issues, from AIDS to labor to war. The class includes assignments such as reading plays, examining the theatricality of political protests and politicians' performances, and developing political performances. Topics to be discussed include questions of efficacy with regard to political theatre, consideration of what counts as a "successful" political performance, and reflection on a more expansive approach to understanding impact and change.

TCCA-476  Senior Seminar

Capstone course focusing on integration of theoretical and practical issues in the curriculum. Includeself-assessment; research into graduate school opportunities, internships and other career options; development of research project of "publishable" or "performative" quality with public presentation. Prerequisite: TCCA 255 and senior standing. Offered fall semester. 3 credits. (MWI)

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