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|Discipline and Nbr:
Multi Cultural Perspectives in American Theatre
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Through the study of contemporary African, Asian, Latino, and Native American drama, the student will formulate a comprehensive analysis of culture and how it affects American Theatre. The course will focus on script analysis, video presentations, and play productions, in order to gain an understanding of how each culture expreses itself theatrically.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and THAR 1.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Through the study of contemporary African, Asian, Latino, and Native American Drama, the student will formulate a comprehensive analysis of culture and how it affects American Theatre.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and THAR 1.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1995||Inactive:||
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C1||Arts||Fall 1996||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3A||Arts||Fall 1997||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1995||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1997||Inactive:||
By the end of the semester the student will:
1. identify and understand the cultural differences of African, Asian,
Latino and Native American Theatre;
2. identify some of the popular theatrical images as they are represented
in contemporary American Theatre;
3. analyze/describe theatrical images as projected in our society;
4. compare and contrast theatrical and artistic expressions of diverse
5. expand understanding of economic, political, and historical forces at
work within the previously named cultures and the effect on
contemporary American Theatre; and,
6. compare a variety of production values according to diverse
Topics and Scope
Introduction; define theatrical & cultural terms that are relevant
to the course.
1. Native American, African, Asian and Latino Theatre will be discussed
and studied in four week segments. Topics for discussion for each
A. Define the use of ritual dance music and story-telling in the lives
and wellbeing of each group.
B. How these creative endeavors are understood or misunderstood.
C. Critical listening, thinking and observing of diverse methods of
D. Discuss the development of theatrical conventions according to
historical traditions of each group.
E. Synthesis of skills with objective understanding of theatrical
productions and play readings.
2. Topics that are specific to Native American, Latino, African and Asian
A. History of the Native American Theatre Ensemble and other theatre
B. Background to assimilation attemps, treaties, schools, tribal
importance, and activism of the 60's and spiritual awakenings.
C. Define and discuss Latino literature, magical realism and poetry.
D. History about the origins of Latino Theatre and how it is shaped
by political, social and economic issues.
E. History of African American Theatre including Harlem Renaissance,
and the Federal Theatre Project.
F. Discuss African American literature, poetry and the Civil Rights
G. History of Asian American Theatre.
H. Discuss the influence of immigration, labor, internment camps,
exclusion laws and the effects of the Vietnam War.
The student will complete:
1. Four short 500 word essays.
2. Regularly scheduled quizzes.
3. Mid-term and Final Exam, essay style.
4. Students will choose one of the following:
A. A semester long study of a theatrical convention, resulting in a
term paper 8-10 pages in length.
B. A written response to a production that is pertinent to the subject
area of the course.
C. An oral presentation, or performance that is supported with written
documentation and which is relevant to course subject areas.
D. A creative project, constructing costumes and designing scenery
which is supported with written justification and within the
guidelines of the course.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 65%
|Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers, Response to a production revelent to subject area.||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
25 - 50%
|Essay exam and quizzes.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 30%
American Drama; Colonial to Contemporary. Harcourt Brace College
Publishers. Stephen Watt/Gary A. Richardson, Editors. Copyright
1995. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 93081045, ISBN: