Jul 21, 2024  
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2019-20 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Speech Communication

  
  • SP 120. Introduction to Human Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to explain the fundamentals of human communication, including the history of communication study, models of communication, and different communication contexts (intepersonal, cross-cultural, small group, etc.) The student will practice effective communication across contexts.



  
  • SP 125. Introduction to Mediated Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to analyze the social impact of media and mediated communication on culture, society and the individual. The student will examine the history of media, new media, media theory, and the social effect comunication technologies have on communication, with a primary focus on mediated ommunication in the United States.



  
  • SP 201. Intercultural Communication


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to discuss the history of intercultural communication and the importance of intercultural communication competence in today’s world.  The student will be able to assess and exhibit appropriate communication techniques in intercultural communication processes in both everyday life and specific applied settings.

     



  
  • SP 205. Signing Exact English SEE Level 3


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): SP 108  and SP 109  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to practice advanced beginners’ skills in signing and receptive skills in the workplace, home, school, and the community. The student will build relationships with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community in order to enhance his/her awareness and appreciation of the value of diversity.




Surveying

  
  • SR 104. Introduction to Surveying


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): High school level geometry and trigonometry recommended.

    This course will enable the student to use basic surveying equipment, record notes, and use measurement and mapping techniques.



  
  • SR 204. Surveying 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): SR 104  with a C or better or instructor approval. 

    This course will enable the student to understand more advanced methods of surveying and prepares the student for more advanced surveying courses. The student will learn about contour maps and plans, cadastral surveying, traversing, latitudes and departures, balancing angles, and electronic distance measurement characteristics.




Theatre Arts

  
  • TA 108. Play Production


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Selection by audition or permission of the instructor.

    This course will enable the student to work, teach, or participate in amateur or professional theatre by heightening the student’s awareness of the challenges of producing theatrical productions.



  
  • TA 110. Acting 1


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to find an approach to building a theatrical character with a method suited to his/her particular skills and individual knowledge. The student will be able to make informed choices drawn from personal life experience to apply to the craft/art of acting. (THT1020)



  
  • TA 112. Acting 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): TA 110  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop advanced mastery of the skills including analysis and characterization. The student will develop these skills through scene work, monologues, and exercises. (THT2010)



  
  • TA 125. Stagecraft


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student in the handling of scenery, costumes, make-up, lighting, and properties. Additionally, the student will be able to read and discuss a play script in terms of the technical aspects from inception to completion. (THT1030)



  
  • TA 127. Stage Makeup


    Credits: 3
    In this course, the student will study the theory and application of theatrical makeup. Students will explore facial analysis, character description, environmental, and hereditary influences.



  
  • TA 131. Children’s Theatre 1


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): Enrollment by audition or permission of the instructor.

    This course will enable the student to heighten awareness of children’s theatre literature and gain proficiency in performing live theatre in front of an audience ranging from elementary school students to adults.



  
  • TA 132. Children’s Theatre 2


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): TA 131  with a C or better and selection by audition or permission of the instructor.

    This course will enable the student to develop an advanced awareness of children’s theatre literature and gain proficiency in performing live theatre in front of an audience ranging from elementary school students to adults.



  
  • TA 151. Theatre Practicum 1


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    This course will enable the student to Achieve introductory-level proficiency in technical theatre production. The student will be involved in backstage work which results in a public performance by the College theatre Department. (THT1040)



  
  • TA 152. Theatre Practicum 2


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): TA 151  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to achieve intermediate introductory-level proficiency in technical theatre production. The student will be involved in backstage work which results in public performance by the College theatre Department. (THT1040)



  
  • TA 206. Introduction to Theatre Art


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to identify the basic elements common to all theatre. The student will be able to make appropriate written and/or spoken criticism of the value and merit of individual examples of theatrical performance according to the critical standards presented in the courses. The student will be able to read and discuss a play script in terms of its theatrical merit, demands, and potential as a piece of theatrical performance according to the script analysis principles presented in the course. The student will be able to identify and define distinguishing elements and characteristics of theatrical art as it was presented in the major historical periods of theatre as surveyed in the course. Additionally, the student will be able to identify and discuss briefly the elements and principals involved in the practice of the various component activities in theatrical art including theatre architecture, production, direction, acting, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, makeup, sound, and multimedia. (THT1010)



  
  • TA 210. Chamber Theatre


    Credits: 3
    This course will enable the student to combine the arts of literary analysis, oral interpretation, and theatrical performance. The student will gain the skills necessary to communicate theatrical literature successfully to an audience through oral expression.



  
  • TA 212. Audition Techniques for the Theatre


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): TA 110  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to audition for academic and professional theatre. The student will acquire a variety of suitable audition materials, appropriate written work, and an understanding of audition protocol and etiquette.



  
  • TA 250. Theatre Practicum 3


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): TA 152  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to achieve intermediate-level proficiency in theatre production. The student must be involved in acting or backstage work which results in a public performance by the College Theatre Department.



  
  • TA 251. Theatre Practicum 4


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): TA 250  with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to achieve advanced-level proficiency in technical theatre production. The student will be involved in backstage work which results in a public performance by the College Theatre Department.




Welding

  
  • WE 110. OSHA 10


    Credits: 1
    This course will enable the student to gain critical knowledge regarding OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, including general industry safety and health principles. The student will learn the scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, with special emphasis placed on those areas that are most hazardous, along with recommended abatement techniques.



  
  • WE 114. Welding Methods


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    Corequisite(s): WE 129 .

    This course will enable the student to develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills to the level required to be successful in the advanced welding courses. The student will demonstrate safety practices. .



  
  • WE 125. Blueprint Reading (Welding)


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to interpret drawing at a fundamental level as applied to the welding trade. The student will: identify basic lines, views and abbreviations used in blueprints; interpret basic 3D sketches using orthographic projection and blueprints; solve applicable mathematical equations; use basic measuring tools; interpret scale ratios on a blueprint; identify basic welding joints and structural shapes; interpret a Bill of Materials; and identify standard American Welding Society (AWS) weld symbols.



  
  • WE 126. Cutting Processes


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals of various cutting processes. The student will distinguish several types of mechanical and thermal cutting equipment and processes used in the welding trade and demonstrate the safe and correct set up, operation and shutdown of the Oxy-fuel, Plasma Arc, Carbon Arc Cutting with Air and Mechanical cutting workstations. The student will also inspect quality and tolerance of cuts according to industry standards. Cutting safety will be emphasized.



  
  • WE 127. Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW 1)


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The student will accomplish the following: explain the GMAW; demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation; correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions; produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and conduct visual inspection of GMAW welds. Safety practices are emphasized.



  
  • WE 128. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW 1)


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The student will accomplish the following: explain the GTAW process; demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GTAW workstation; relate GTAW electrode and filler metal classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode and filler metal selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes and filler material in the flat and horizontal position; perform basic GTAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of GTAW welds. Safety practices are emphasized.



  
  • WE 129. Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 (SMAW 1)


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    Corequisite(s): WE 114 .

    This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals to SMAW. The student will explain the SMAW process; demonstrate safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds. The student will demonstrate safety practices.



  
  • WE 130. Oxy-Fuel Gas Welding


    Credits: 1
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to recognize and apply proper fundamentals to Oxy-Fuel welding. The student will learn about and practice oxyacetylene welding, brazing, and soldering. The student will demonstrate safety practices.



  
  • WE 213. Welding and Pipe Fitting


    Credits: 2
    Prerequisite(s): WE 125  and WE 129  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop proficiency in various procedures of pipe welding and fitting, as well as expose the student to cutting, beveling, preparation, and fit-up of pipe prior to the welding process. The student will practice safety skills.



  
  • WE 220. Metallurgy


    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite(s): A score at a pre-determined level on a placement instrument.

    This course will enable the student to develop basic metallurgy skills with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The student will explore properties of metals, hardness testing, heat-treating, quenching, annealing, normalizing, tempering and surface hardening.



  
  • WE 227. Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 (GMAW 2)


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WE 125  and WE 127  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop advanced proficiency in Gas Metal ArcWelding (GMAW). The student will learn advanced positions, prepare for various procedural tests, and practice safety skills.



  
  • WE 228. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 (GTAW 2)


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequsite: WE 125  and WE 128  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop advanced proficiency in Gas Tungsten ArcWelding (GTAW). The student will learn advanced positions, prepare for various procedural tests, and practice safety skills.



  
  • WE 229. Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 (SMAW 2)


    Credits: 4
    Prerequisite(s): WE 125  and WE 129  both with a C or better.

    This course will enable the student to develop advanced proficiency in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). The student will learn advanced positions, prepare for various procedural tests, and practice safety skills.



 

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