ACTC Offers Courses to Explore Culture and Express Creativity

Jul 23, 2013 - | 11:19 AM -

Need a creative outlet this fall? Some of the hundreds of classes offered at Ashland Community and Technical College this fall explore humanity’s cultural and creative expressions.  These classes may be used to satisfy general education requirements in the humanities and can provide a broad view of the human experience.

Intro to Art (ART 100) and an online class in Renaissance through Modern Art (ART 106) both explore the history of art.  Painting I (ART 220) and Painting II (ART 221) provide hands-on learning of color theory, materials, paint application, and image making. 

Survey of Appalachian Studies (HUM 202) is an inter-disciplinary introduction to Appalachian history, economy, geography, politics, and culture. The course can be applied towards an Appalachian Studies certificate.

Intro to Music (MUS100) develops an awareness and understanding of musical styles from the Middle Ages to the present and is designed for the non-music majors.

Intro to Philosophy (PHI 100) introduces philosophical studies with emphasis on issues of knowing, reality and meaning related to human existence.

Intro to Religious Studies (REL 101) emphasizes the varieties, differences and similarities of religious experience and expression. Student will explore religious experiences and expressions in their social and cultural contexts.

History of Kentucky (HIS 240) explores chief periods in Kentucky’s growth and development from 1750 to the present, focusing on the social, economic, cultural, and political trends of each region of the state. Other courses explore the History of the US through 1865 (HIS 108) and the History of the US since 1865 (HIS 109).

Creative Writing: Playwriting (ENG 207) involves experience in writing monologues and short plays.  The best writings from this class will be presented in ACTC’s Festival of One-Act Plays in March. English 101 is a prerequisite for this class.

Introduction to Theatre: Principles and Practice (THA 101) looks at the processes and the products of theatre, while Fundamentals of Acting (THA 126) develops acting and presentation skills.

To take these classes, new students must apply by August 5.  Area residents who would like to take the class for personal enrichment can apply to ACTC as non-degree seeking students. 

Application forms are on the web at ashland.kctcs.edu and can be submitted electronically. For more information, call the admissions office at 606-326-2000.

Classes start August 19, and current students can get registration information from their advisor or the Advising Center at 606-326-2400.