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| ARTS105 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||ARTS105|
|COURSE TITLE:||Theater Appreciation|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|DELIVERY MODE:|| |
Theater Appreciation offers students the opportunity to explore and appreciate the role of theater in society within its cultural, aesthetic, dramatic, economic, and political manifestations in selected plays. The main aspects of theater, theater personnel and script analysis, will be explored along with theatrical forms of cultural and social significance in a historial and contemporary issue context in America and world cultures. The primary goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the art of theater and the continuing role it plays in our society. Attendance and critiques of theater plays are required.
Place into ENGL121
COURSE OBJECTIVES / STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student will be able to:
Understand the basics of play analysis
Evaluate live theater performances
Understand the origins of theater
Compare and contrast traditional roles in the theater
Understand the roles in todays theater personnel
Compare and contrast plays written by some of the greatest playwrights such as: Shakespeare, Williams, Miller, and Wilde
Identify the elements which create: Comedy, Drama, Tragedy, Farce, and Musical Comedy
Appreciate the diversity of theater forms in other culture
Rome and the Middle Ages
Romeo and Juliet
Death of a Salesman
The True West
17th Century Theater
18th Century Theater
19th Century Theater
20th Century Theater
Women in Theater
The Importance of Being Earnest
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Critiques of theatrical productions
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Jacobus, Lee A. The Bedford Introduction to Drama. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2001. Other readings will be assigned throughout the semester.
1.Critiques of 2 live theater productions worth 100 pts. each for a total of 200 pts.
2.Quizzes (6) worth 50 pts. each for a total of 300 pts.
3.Tests (2) worth 200 pts each for a total of 400 pts.
4.Comprehensive Final worth 300 pts.
5.Term Paper (8 pgs) worth 250 pts.