House Bill 2504

Fall 2011 Course Syllabus

DRAM-1351-01 - Acting I Fundamentals of Acting

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2011
InstructorStafford, Laura Johnson
Phone(409) 984-6331
Liberal Arts
Chair:Barbara Huval
Phone:(409) 984-6330
Hours:8am-9:30am MWF and 7:15am-8am & 9:30-11:30am T-TH
Building:Performing Arts & Theatre Center (PAC)
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Course Information
Course Number90017
Course Description Introductory principles and practice for basic acting training with the development of basic skills and techniques of acting including increased sensory awareness, ensemble performing, character analysis, and script analysis. Emphasis on the mechanics of voice, body, emotion, and analysis as tools for the actor.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading required.
Required Textbooks 1        Textbook Requirement:

* An Actor’s Work: A Student’s Diary by Konstantin Stanislavski (translated by Jean Benedetti

* DVD Recording Mini Disc Rental of $4 (return disc-$ returned)

Need correct change by 3rd class day.

* The purchase of some personal costume pieces such as leotard, sweat pants & t-shirt will be required.
Attendance Policy Attendance & Make-Up Policy: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Each student is allowed three hours of excused absence. To be excused requires a doctor’s excuse or return to work letter. Each absence in excess of this ration will result in the loss of points from this category for each day missed. “Missing Performances” is not excused.

Tardiness or leaving early will have 5 points taken out of your Attendance/ Participation points for that day. After a student has missed 5 hours of class the professor may drop the student officially from the class with the grade you have earned, which may be an “F”. This may affect your financial aid status and if this instructor initiated drop occurs after the first six weeks you can receive an “F” for insufficient work.

Attendance is a required aspect of this course and the student is responsible for the work that is due on the specific dates, which appear on the agenda calendar. This course recognizes court appearance and personal hospitalization as excused absences, not work, or doctor’s appointments, Or waking up feeling “under the weather”, so use your three hours of possible excused absence wisely. Course work is still due on assigned dates. There are 200 pts assigned to your Audience Etiquette Attendance/Participation(8 pts per day) and when you violate the expectations of the approved behavior in class you will lose points at the descrition of the Professor. In the Lab the Attendance points are worth 750pts.
Course Grading Scale 0-1079 (F) 1080-1259 (D) 1260-1439 (C) 1440-1619 (B) 1620-1800 (A)

In Dr. Stafford's class you will be graded with actual points not percentages. Punctual completion of each assignment earns you a number of real points which you will add up to total your final grade. There will be no curving. There will be no make up exam given in class time, in extreme cases it may be possible to take the mid-term exam in the Student Learning Center, but that must be arranged with Dr. Stafford in advance.

There are NO RE-TESTS.

If you know in advance that you will miss a performance day then discuss the possibility of arranging with Dr. Stafford to fit your performance within the schedule. Public Performance dates cannot be altered. As a performance class it is vital that you are prepared to give your presentation on the day of the assigned round. There are limited days for the completion of the performance and everyone must be ready to present on the day of the round.

The order of presentation is up to the Professor so you must be in attendance and ready to perform on performance days. It is your responsibility to follow the agenda calendar and be ready to present. No SHOW means NO SCORE!!!

Determination of Final Grade Point Value for Assignments:

DRAM 1351 Acting I Lecture Class Projects

150 Top 5! (5 concepts or ideas that were meaningful to

you and why for each chapter) turned in on the day the chapter

is discussed. 15 of them.                                 

150 Oral and Typed Film Performance Research Project                

50 Classic Monolog Performance Rubric                        

50 Performance Response Paper Classic Monolog                

50 Modern Monolog Performance Rubric                                

50 Performance Response Paper Classic Monolog                

50 Create a Character Lecture (Character Analysis Report for 50 2 monologs)                                                 

200 Attendance/Participation (25 days at 8pts each)                

100 Exam 1 Midterm(chapters1-8, Foreword notes, class notes)        

100 Final Exam (chapters 9-16, class notes)                        

Lecture        1000

Lab Points

Blocking lecture

Memorizing Lines Lecture

10 Stage History of Taming of the Shrew Top 5!(5 concepts or ideas

that were meaningful to you and why for each reading)

10 Audition Reading        Top 5!                                        

10 Rehearsal Process Top 5!                                        

10 Purpose of the Warm-up Top 5!                                

50 Create a Character Lecture (Character Analysis Report for KMK


100 Audition Analysis Statement                                

50 Audition Monolog Rating                                        

100 Acting Class Exercise Response sheet (2 submissions of 10

each minimum)                

50 Rubric for Project Completion (construction teams)                

50 Off Script Line Grade Rubric                                 

350 Attendance/Participation        35 days before Run (10 pt each)

400 8 days of Tech & Run (50pt each)                

50 Performance Response Paper        Dress Rehearsal                        

100 Theater Analytical Response Paper for Class Production        

10 Improv Process Top 5!                                        

50 3 Group Improv C E (20, 15,15)                                

50 Group Improv Character Analysis Report                        

50 Group Improv Performance Response Paper                        

100 Strike Days (2 days at 50 pts each)                        

100 Final Exam


1700        Total Lab + Lecture = 1800 points        

Final Exam Date December 9, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Major Assignments Week 1: Syllabus overview; Instructions for Film/Performance Research Project

Week 2: 20th Century Schools of Acting/Intro & Forward of Text Ch. 1-2; Instructions for Classical Monolog

Week 3: Chapter 3

Week 4: Chapter 4; Presentation of Film/Performance Research

Week 5: Chapters 5 & 6

Week 6: Chapter 7 & 8; Character Analysis of Classic Monolog Due

Week 7: Performance of Classic Monolog; Exam I Midterm (Ch. 1-8, Forward notes, class notes) scantron 882; instructions for Modern monolog given

Week 8: Chapter 9

Week 9: Chapters 10 & 11

Week 10: Chapters 12 &13; Character Analysis for Modern Monolog

Week 11: Chapters 15 & 16; History of Acting Styles

Week 12: Performance of Modern Monolog

Week 13: Alternate Rehearsal Times including Run of Show Nov day classes switching to evening times.

Week 14: No day classes this week.

Week 15: Meisner Repetition Technique / Meyerhold Biomechanics/ Group Improv Project

Week 16: Strike Set & Costumes & Final exam; Lab Final at the same time

Types of Assignments:

1.        Performance Projects: Each student would prepare two monologues (1 Classic and 1 Modern) and participate in one small group (3+) scene suitable for public performance using Improv Group Scenes and participate in the Class Production of “Kiss Me Kate” during Lab Rehearsal

a.        a written character analysis or history will be created as a typed report for each performance project.

b.        presentations will have peer ratings as well as instructor evaluation using a performance rubric.

c.        Self-reflective analysis response reports to be filled out by each student after presentations of the two monologues and the one small group scene and the dress rehearsal of Kiss Me Kate ( a video of each solo performance will be made so that tool can be used in the self critique )

2.        Performer Research Project: Each student will view a film and complete a research project using Internet sources focusing on one notable actor from the film giving a brief biography and specific acting techniques he/she used professionally. This 1-2 page essay will be orally shared with the class. And used as exam material.

3.        Theater Analytical Response Paper: Each student will participate in the Lab rehearsals for the class theater performances and fill out a production critique, particularly focusing on acting styles and techniques as well as other production elements.

4.        Class Exercise Journals: 10 acting exercises will be done in class time or Lab time (vocal or physical) and each student will fill out a reflective questionnaire analyzing the impact of the exercise on them personally. (A 1 page form allowing analysis of physical, mental, and health issues experienced during the exercises will be provided) also this form documents you were in attendance that day. The Journals are collected twice in the semester. There are 3 group CEs for the Improv Project.

5.        Top 5!: For reading assignments (chapters or handout material) Identify 5 important concepts, trends, or contributions that you learned in the reading assignment. Be specific in identifying names, dates, page number from the reading, and information and why you find it valuable. The entire reading should have representation. Each one should have at least 5 sentences to receive full credit. Be prepared to use this information in class discussion.

6.        Exams: Two objective exams will be given to cover terminology and lecture examples focusing on exposure to acting techniques or issues covered in the text. Currently using Jean Benedetti’s translation of An Actor’s Work a Student’s Diary by Konstantin Stanislavski, 2008 ed. Part One is used in Acting I and Part Two is used in Acting II.

7.        Lab Assignments: Additional points for Audition Analysis Statement, Audition Monolog Rating, completion of construction projects, Off Script Line Grade, music grade, and strike of set days.

Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates (Drama 1351-01 at 10:00-10:50 + Lab 11:00 -1:50 MWF) (PAC132)

(Yes, We start on time and stay for the whole time and Test material is covered in class. It is your responsibility to get material you miss from other students and turn in required papers on the due dates listed below.) Doctor’s appointments are not excused absences, make appointments outside of class time. Total block of time for rehearsal ends at 1:50

{My cell number is 409-550-8945 -- call with questions, DO NOT TEXT ME!!!!}

Week 1(Read All Intro and Forward information in Textbook )

Aug.        22        Syllabus Overview /Pre-test / Lab

24 Instructions for the Film Performance Research Project / Lab Top 5!

        26        Lab: CE#0a (light/dark) Work Songs for audition

Week 2(Read Chapters 1 & 2 )

        29        20th Century Schools of Acting / Intro & Forward of Text/ CE#0b breathing

        31         Chapters 1 & 2 notes Top 5!/ Instructions Classical Monolog / Lab AAS Due!

Sept.          2        Lab: Top 5! Stage history/

Week 3(Read Chapters 3 )

        5        Labor Day

        7        Chapter 3 notes Top 5!/ Due Typed copy of Classical Monolog / CE #1a (if & given)Top 5! Rehearsal Process Due/

        9        Lab:CE# 1b


Week 4(Read Chapters 4 &)

12        Chapter 4 notes Top 5!/ Lab Top 5! Warm-up

         14        Film Performance Research Presentation Due (150 points) / Lab CE #2a (being)        

        16        Lab: CE#2 b (tree)

Week 5(Read Chapters 5 & 6)

        19        Chapter 5 notes Top 5!/ Lab: CE #3b (concentration & attentive focus)        

        21 Chapter 6 notes Top 5!/ Lab. CE#3d

        23        Lab: CE #3e (muscular release)

Week 6(Read Chapter 7 & 8)

        26         Chapter 7 notes Top 5!/ Lab: CE #4 (imaginary object)

        28         Character Analysis Due Classic Monolog/Ch. 8 notes Top 5! /Lab: CE#5a (a task)

30        Lab: CE#5b(what is the 1st task for your character)

Week 7        Oct. 4        (Last day Drop no Grade)

Oct.        3        DVD Performance of Classic Monolog Due Rating /Lab: CE Journal Due!                

        5         Exam I (Chapters 1-8, Foreword notes, class notes) Scantron 882 and pencil /handout instructions for Modern/Monolog /Lab: scene call

7 Lab: Begin 2nd Journal- CE#6a(emotion memory plate)         

Week 8(Read Chapter 9)

        10          Due Performance Response Form (50) / start Chapter 9 Top 5!/Lab: CE#6d (touch)

        12        Due Typed copy of Modern Monolog / Chapter 9 cont. / Lab: CE #6b (new setting)

        14        Lab:CE# 6c (what emotion memory is called for by your character)

Week 9(Read Chapters 10 & 11 )

        17        Chapter 10 notes Top 5! / Lab: CE #7a (eyes speak)

        19         Chapter 11 notes Top 5! / Lab: CE#8a (partner/dishes)

21        Lab: CE#8b (p/d with words)        

Week 10        (Read Chapters 12 & 13 & 14)                

        24         Chapter 12 & 13Top 5! /Lab: CE#9aWarm up

        26        Character Analysis Due Modern Monolog / Ch.14 notes Top 5!/Lab: CE#9bWarm up

28        Lab: CE#9c Warm up        

Week 11(Read Chapters 15 & 16)        

        31         Chapter 15 notes Top 5! / Lab: CE # 10a (SuperTask for 1 song)

Nov.         2        Chapter 16 notes Top 5! History of Acting Styles-h. / Lab: CE# 10b (SuperTask for Openin’)

4        Lab: CE#10c (SuperTask for Pavane)

Week 12        (Read Handouts)        Nov. 8         (last day to drop with grade)

         7         History of Acting Styles Top 5! / Lab: 2nd CE Journal Due

        9        DVD Performance of Modern Monolog Due Rating /

        11        Lab: Due Performance Response Form for Modern Monolog


Saturday and Sunday Special Times See Lab Agenda

Week 13        Night Rehearsal Schedule See Lab Agenda

14 no day class - night rehearsals this week

        16 Dress Rehearsal Performance Response Form Due BEFORE SHOW!

Week 14        Thanksgiving Week(off from this class but the school is in session thru Wed.)         

Week 15                        

        28        Meisner Repetition Technique / Lab: Theater Analysis Response Due! / CE# 1 group

        30         Meyerhold Biomechanics/ Post-Test / Lab: Top5! Improv /Character Analysis Due! / CE# 2 & 3 Group

        2        Lab : Record Group Improv & view /Performance Response Form Due end of class.

Week 16

        5        Strike Set , Costumes & Props

        7        Strike Set, Costumes & Props


Finals follow exam schedule. Friday Dec. 9 at 11am (Chapters 9-16 and class notes)

Attendance is worth 250 pts. (10 pts per day) – Audience Etiquette – disrupting a performer can lose your points and it can go into the negative numbers!!!! Arriving late or leaving early is a 5 point penalty!

Principal players in KMK will be called to attend 10-11am Friday rehearsals!

All performers must be ready to perform on the Day of the assigned round and turn in typed reports on due dates or lose points!!!! 5point penalty for late papers – period!!!

If you are absent the day a performance is due you will lose points!!! Turn off cell phones PLEASE!!!!

Supplies: $4 Rental of 1 DVD Mini Recording Disc for each student, 2 Scantron Forms #882. Bring the textbook An Actor’s Work to class every meeting with a highlighting pen, a regular pen, and paper for extra notes and a 3-ring binder for lecture notes.
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Reading:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

Writing:Produces clear, correct, and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Speaking:Communicates orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose, occasion, and audience.

Listening:Demonstrates the ability to analyze and interpret various forms of spoken language.

Critical Thinking 1:Applies qualitative and/or quantitative skills analytically and creatively to subject matter.

Critical Thinking 2:Demonstrates the ability to evaluate arguments and construct alternative strategies.

Computer Literacy 1:Uses computer-based technology to communicate, solve problems, and acquire information.

Computer Literacy 2:Demonstrates an understanding of the limits, problems, and possibilities associated with the use of technology.

Intercultural Competence 1:Demonstrates awareness of similarities and differences between cultural groups.

Intercultural Competence 2:Demonstrates the ability to recognize global interconnectedness.

Intercultural Competence 3:Demonstrates a general knowledge of cultural evolution.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Associate of Arts Degree PSLO

1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.

        A. Demonstrates thesis clarity

        B. Organizes information

        C. Uses support

        D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression

2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.

        A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)

        B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context

        C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others

3. Uses critical thinking skills

        A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)

        B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation

        C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences

        D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
Course Student Learning Outcomes Course Learning Outcomes for DRAM 1351 Acting I (Summer 2011 +)

After taking DRAM 1351 Acting I the student(s) will be able to:

1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities as it applies to theater and acting. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a, b,c )

Measured by: Embedded exam questions; Theater Analysis Response Paper; character analysis report for monolog and group performance; self reflective performance process reports; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report;

2. interpret theatrical works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c)

Measured by: Embedded exam questions; Theater Analysis Response Paper; character analysis report for monolog and group performance; self reflective performance process reports; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report

3. respond critically to theatrical works. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c; PSLO 3 a,c,d)

Measured by: Theater Analysis Response Paper; character analysis report for monolog and group performance; self reflective performance process reports; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report;

4. engage in the creative process or interpretive performance to demonstrate comprehension of the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or performing artist. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c ; PSLO 3 a,c,d )

Measured by: Theater Analysis Response Paper; Vocal / Physical Acting Exercise Analysis CE Reports ; Character Analysis reports for Monolog and Group Performance; self reflective performance process reports; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report;

5. articulate an informed personal reaction to theatrical works. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c)

Measured by: Theater Analysis Response Paper; character analysis report for monolog and group performance; self reflective performance process reports; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report

6. demonstrate an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide theatrical presentations. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c)

Measured by: Embedded exam questions; Vocal / Physical Acting Exercise Analysis CE Reports ; Theater Analysis Response Paper; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report

7. demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences within theatrical presentations. (PSLO 1 a,b,c,d; PSLO 2 a,b,c)

Measured by: Embedded exam questions; Film/Script Critical analysis written and oral report
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

    • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

    • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

    • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

    • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    • No doing other subjects homework during class. You will lose Audience Etiquette points if this policy is violated.

    • Eat your healthy lite snack after lecture class and before Lab and do not be late or blame the snack bar.

Additional Information * Check your mail in our WebCT class daily! Notices for rehearsal changes will be posted there.

* My cell number is 409-550-8945.

*Class Honesty Policy: Plagiarism in presentations will not be acceptable. The oral or written work will not be accepted and the points for that assignment will be forfeited. Protect yourself by documenting and giving credit to the source of your material. Do not use other students’ outlines or observation reports, they are recognizable. Cheating on exams will result in a grade of zero for that exam.

* If you have any computer problems with WebCt access call Dr. Beau Duncan at 984-6349; cell 344-1227 text messages are preferred. email him at

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

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  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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