Course Abstract Details

THTR-120, History of Theatre 1

Credits: 3

Course Description

THTR-120, History of Theatre 1, is an elaboration on the overview of theatre presented in THTR-101, detailing in greater depth the development, evolution, and cultural context of the theatre from its origins to 1600. Prerequisite: THTR-101 and assessment for placement in ENGL-101 or better. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students will be able to? 

1. Identify periods and styles of theatre from its origins through the 1600s. (PG 1, 2) 

2. Describe the historical context for theatre movements. (PG 1, 2) 

3. Categorize dramatic literature in its proper era and genre. (PG 1, 2) 

4. Analyze of dramatic literature within differing periods of human history. (GE 1, PG 1, 2, 4) 

5. Identify historically significant practitioners of theatre. (PG 2) 

6. Describe the historical context of theatre technology and stage practices. (GE 1, PG 2) 

7. Describe the evolution of theatre art through acting, directing, and designing for the stage. (GE 1, PG 2) 

8. Analyze the structure of dramatic literature and its development through history. (GE 1, PG 1, 2) 

9. Compare different periods in theatre history. (GE 1, PG 2, 4) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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