THE2304

Script Analysis

Course Code: THE2304

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is a study of the play, from page to stage, with emphasis on critical analysis of structure, genre, theme, style, character, language, dramatic event, and point of view of the actor, director, designers, and audience. An introduction to theatre research methods. THE 2304 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement. Prerequisite: Grades of “C” or higher in ENC 1101-1102. 3 semester hours credit.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

The are no prerequisites for this course.

Instructors:

Rachel West, Ph.D.
Office:  Z225
westr@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Ball, David.  Backwards & Forwards.  2017 ed.  Southern Illinois University Press

Gainor, J. Ellen, et al. The Norton Anthology of Drama. 3rd ed. Norton, (ISBN: 9780393283471)

 

Assignment/course outline:

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

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 4: Communication

College-Level Competency: Comprehend and articulate effectively in English: reading, writing, oral communication

C-1      Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes

C-2      Evaluate ideas using critical thinking

C-3      Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments

C-4      Analyze human experiences through reading and writing

C-5      Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English

 

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 Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Demonstrate the understanding of the organization and preparation involved with a theatrical production C-1, C-3, C-4, C-5; H-2, H-3; Th-1, Th-4 Cumulative Final, Discussion Board, Documented Essays, Quizzes, Report/Presentation
Evaluate scripts using critical thinking C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5; H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4; Th-1; Th-2  
Analyze the impact of society, historical events, mores, and politics on scripts C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5; H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4; Th-1; Th-2  
Interpret a script from the director’s, actor’s, and designers’ perspectives C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, C-5; H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4; Th-1; Th-2; Th-4  

 

  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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