THE1000

Theatre Appreciation

Course Code:
THE1000

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-2023

Sections:
001, 002

 

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.

 

Course Details

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. 14th Edition. Edwin Wilson. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. ISBN: 9781260493405

 

Assignment/course outline:

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

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 5:  Humanities

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 learning outcomes:

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  

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person Classes

Instructors will provide lessons on the evolution of theatre, including acting, direction, playwriting, the physical stage, performance conditions, and dramatic literature via a combination of lectures, videos, collaboration, and out-of-class assignments. Each student will be expected to read all assigned material as well as complete all assignments. The instructor will provide timely feedback on assignments and hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time. The final grade will be based on class participation, exams and quizzes, and a cumulative final exam.

Students are expected to:

  • Arrive to class on time
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Participate in discussions and be focused in class
  • Read all assigned readings
  • Complete all written assignments, quizzes and final exam
  • Attend a Chipola College production (play or musical)
  • Attend one event (play or musical) produced by an organization other than Chipola College

Online Classes

Instructors will provide lessons on the evolution of theatre, including acting, direction, playwriting, the physical stage, performance conditions, and dramatic literature via a combination of lectures, videos, collaboration, and out-of-class assignments. Each student will be expected to read all assigned material as well as complete all assignments. The instructor will provide timely feedback on assignments and offer contact information to address further questions and student needs. The final grade will be based on class participation, exams and quizzes, and a cumulative final exam using the Honorlock software.

Students are expected to:

  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Participate in discussion boards
  • Read all assigned readings
  • Complete all written assignments, quizzes and final exam
  • Attend a Chipola College production (play or musical)
  • Attend one theatrical production produced by an organization other than Chipola College

Make‑up work is the responsibility of the student, as covered in the instructor’s First Day Handout.

PLAGIARISM is academic dishonesty and may be defined as submitting another’s work as your own.  It includes failure to use quotation marks or other conventional marking around material quoted from any printed or electronic source.  Plagiarism shall also include paraphrasing a specific source without indicating accurately what the source is.  Plagiarism shall further include downloading essays or letting another person compose or rewrite a student's written assignment.  Plagiarism will result in a zero (0) for the assignment.

 

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