THE1000

Theatre Appreciation

Course Code: THE1000

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
The course examines the evolution of several facets of theatre, including acting, direction, playwriting, the physical stage, performance conditions, and dramatic literature. The emphasis is on demonstrating the collaborative, eclectic nature of theatre, and on providing students with sophisticated understanding of how live performances have evolved to meet the demands of each society through the ages. This class meets the Humanities requirement. 3 semester hours credit

Course Details

Prerequisites:

The are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructors:

Raines Carr
Building X, Office:  X221
carrR@chipola.edu

Connie Smith
Building X,, Office:  X223
smithc@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

The Theatre Experience. 13th Edition. Edwin Wilson.  McGraw-Hill Higher Education.  ISBN: 9780073514277.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

 

Theatre Studies Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate dramatic texts, the methods by which dramatic texts are realized in production, and engage in the collaborative communication and processes of theatre production.

Th-1:   Identify aspects of the theatrical production process including performance, directing, design, technical production, marketing, and management.

Th-2:   Analyze dramatic texts and theatrical productions.

Th-3:   Apply performance and/or production practices through work on various theatrical productions.

Th-4:   Demonstrate knowledge of the history, literature, theories, and skills needed for advanced study or a career in theatre arts and entertainment industry.

 

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Articulate the audience's role in theatre H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4 Behavioral Observation, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Essays, Final Exam
Analyze elements in theatre including performer, director, space, design, playwright, structure, and production H1, H2, H3, Th1, Th2, Th4  
Define theatre terminology associated with theatre history and production H1, H2, Th1, Th2, Th4  
Demonstrate an understanding for our theatrical heritage H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4  
Identify significant plays and playwrights H1, H2, H3, H4, Th1, Th2, Th4  

 

  1. Assigned readings, both from text and outside sources
  2. Class lecture, notes, handouts
  3. Quizzes and testing experiences
  4. Attendance at Fine Art production including student productions
  5. Attendance of one (1) event (play or musical) produced by organizations other than Chipola

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