SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 3:00:49 AMTHAR 6 Course Outline as of Fall 1997

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 6Title:  MULTI/CULTURE THEA  
Full Title:  Multi Cultural Perspectives in American Theatre
Last Reviewed:9/22/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and THAR 1.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and THAR 1.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1995
Inactive: 
 Area:E
G
Humanities
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1996
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1997
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1995Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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
  American cultures;
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
  theatrical traditions.

Topics and Scope
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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
  group are:
  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
      theatrical presentations.
  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
   Theatre.
   A.  History of the Native American Theatre Ensemble and other theatre
       groups.
   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
       Movement.
   G.  History of Asian American Theatre.
   H.  Discuss the influence of immigration, labor, internment camps,
       exclusion laws and the effects of the Vietnam War.

Assignments:
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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.
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%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
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%
SPECIAL PROJECTS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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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:
0-15-500003-9.

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