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HUMN 1300 - Theater Arts

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the theater. Discussions, writing, and performance activities will focus on theater history, dramatic writing, and production elements. Related field trips are a part of the course.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe characteristics of theater in key historical periods.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify types of drama.
  2. Discuss styles of presentation.
  3. Identify the physical aspects of a variety of theaters.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to discuss the differences between reading dramatic works and other forms of fiction.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Utilize vocabulary of dramatic writing in discussions and written work.
  2. Discuss strategies useful in approaching the reading of dramatic works.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the functions of various production personnel.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify production personnel.
  2. Discuss activities and responsibilities associated with each position.
  3. Utilize vocabulary of production in discussions and written work.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the physical components of the theater.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the front of the house.
  2. Discuss the auditorium.
  3. Discuss backstage.
  4. Utilize vocabulary of theater physical components in discussions and written work.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to critically analyze a theater production.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the role of the audience.
  2. Discuss the role of a theatrical critic.
  3. Discuss components of dramatic criticism.
  4. Compose a critical review of a theatrical presentation.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply theatrical knowledge acquired in the course in the production and presentation of a playlet.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Write dialog.
  2. Construct a set.
  3. Direct the production.
  4. Perform.
  5. Utilize vocabulary of theater and drama in discussions and written work.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week Topic

  1. Course introduction, limitations of a survey course
    Theater history
  2. Theater history
  3. Theater history
  4. Theater history
  5. Architecture of a script
    How to read a play
    Elements of criticism
  6. Play reading (hopefully of a play that will be performed in the area during the term)
  7. Play reading (hopefully of a play that will be performed in the area during the term)
  8. Presentation of student‐generated critical reviews
    Comparison of student reviews to published reviews
  9. “Architecture” of a theater
    Field trip to Macomb Center
  10. The “players” and their functions
  11. The “players” and their functions
  12. Organize production teams; begin script writing
  13. Script writing
  14. Rehearsal
  15. Rehearsal
  16. Performance

Primary Faculty
Scott, Stuart
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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