THEA-238: Theatre History

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Theater
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Theatre
Course Number
238
Course Title
Theatre History
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-093 and/or ENG-081 eligible
Catalog Course Description

Offers a survey of theatrical production, including acting, directing, theatre architecture, artistic movements, and significant ideas that affect the development of theatre from the Greeks through the present. Emphasizes individual research and projects.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Style and Culture

    Identify the cultural differences that create unique theatrical styles.

  2. History and Production

    Analyze the association between the history of an era and its theatrical productions.

  3. Western Theatre Influences

    Identify the major ideological influences for Western Theater.

  4. Stage Spaces

    Identify the importance of physical space upon historical plays.

  5. Technical Theatre and Historical Productions

    Describe the basic concepts of lighting, acting, directing, and costuming for historical productions.

  6. Writing about Historical Theatre

    Write an analytical paper about historical theatrical subjects. Write a critical review of historical theatrical productions.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. A midterm exam
  2. A final exam
  3. A play review
  4. A research paper

Outcomes

General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Satisfies Wellness Requirement
No

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019