SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 7:52:30 PMTHAR 1 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 1Title:  INTRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Introduction to Drama
Last Reviewed:5/11/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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 or P/NP
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 and commentary on significant plays in the history of Western theatre, the student will develop comprehension and critical thinking skills. An emphasis is placed on understanding the production values of script in historical context, from the Classical Greek to the modern stage. Attendance at SRJC Theatre Arts Department productions is required.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for Engl 1A.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Through the study of & commentary on significant plays in the history of Western theatre, the student will develop comprehension & critical thinking skills. An emphasis is placed on understanding the production values of scripts in historiccal context, from the Classical Greek to the modern stage. Attendance at SRJC Theatre Arts Department productions is required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for Engl 1A.
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 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
H
Humanities
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: THTR 113 Theatre History 1 SRJC Equivalent Course(s): THAR1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Evaluate the historical and literary context of the plays.
2.  Expand critical comprehension through discussion of the textual
   and production value of the scripts.
3.  Demonstrate various interpretations of textual meanings.
4.  Demonstrate a general knowledge of the history of the theatre.
5.  Compare and contrast basic dramatic themes in differing theatrical
   environments.
6.  Understand the requirements and the methods of production, and
   utilize that understanding in scriptual analysis.
7.  Apply the skills of scholarly research and scriptual examination
   in the preparation of short papers.
8.  Learn to objectivly and artistically evaluate plays and productions
   based on the aesthetic analysis and principales discussed in class.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Basic theatre conventions and techniques.
     A. Conventions of time, place, and character.
     B. Staging, scenic and acting techniques.
2.  The classic theatre.
     A. The Greek theatre.
     B. The Shakespearian stage.
     C. The theatre of Moliere.
3.  Realistic and naturalistic theatre.
     A. Representational staging and the mise-en-scene.
     B. Realistic acting techniques.
     C. "Slice of life" and "fourth wall" conventions.
4.  Non-realistic modern theatre.

Assignments:
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1.  Four short (500 word) essays.
2.  Regularly scheduled quizzes.
3.  At least one mid-term essay style examination.
4.  A semester long study of some aspect of theatrical production, which
   may involve active participation. The results will culminate in a
   term paper of eight to ten pages, or a creative project including
   but not limited to costume or set design, oral presentation or
   performance.

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
60 - 75%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
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
20 - 30%
Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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THE HARCOURT BRACE ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA. 2. ED. 1995 BY W. B. WORTHEN

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