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THEA 322 - History of Musical Theatre


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Musical theatre from 1866 to the present; 19th-century minstrel and variety shows; the theatre of social change in the 20’s and 30’s; and “concept” musicals after 1970. Requires theatre attendance.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: THEA 3216.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Discuss the complex challenges of everyday life as portrayed by the characters in musical theatre.
  2. Analyze the issues, perspectives, and values found in musical theatre stories.
  3. Apply the lessons found in musical theatre to promote social justice in the community.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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