Sep 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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THTR 101 - Theatre Appreciation

Number of Credits: 3
Theatre Appreciation is designed to prepare the student for greater understanding and enjoyment of the theatrical arts, with attention to critical, aesthetic, and practical aspects. The course concentrates on various dramatic forms, historical background, and contemporary practices in the staging, directing, and performing of theatrical productions (Fall Term Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate a working definition of theatre. (GE1, GE3; PG1, PG4)
  2. Explain the roles of theatre practitioners. (GE1, GE4; PG1)
  3. Convey the basic structure of a playscript. (GE1; PG1)
  4. Describe the historical development of the Western Theatre from pre-Greek through the modern period, including historic forms of staging, costuming, and presentation. (GE1, GE4; PG1, PG2)
  5. Apply the basic criteria for theatre criticism. (GE1, GE3, GE4; PG1, PG4)
  6. Identify the various theatre genres. (GE1; PG1, PG2, PG4)
  7. Discuss the styles of acting and directing. (GE1; PG1, PG2, PG4)
  8. Define the functions of theatre design. (GE1; PG1, PG2, PG4)
  9. Summarize the role of theatre management. (GE1; PG1)
  10. Create an element of theatrical production for a chosen play. (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE6; PG1, PG3, PG5)

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