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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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THEA 431 - Exploration of Dramatic Literature Characters

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Character in drama throughout the ages. How major and minor characters are formed on the page to communicate a message. How the actor and director bring the written character to life on stage.

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; and department consent.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from:  THEA 3201, THEA 3202, THEA 3203, THEA 3207, THEA 3254.
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 how playwrights through the ages have used character to address important issues of their time.
  2. Describe how a playwright uses characters to convey an opinion about these issues.
  3. Distinguish the role of text in the process of production, particularly thinking about how elements of production reveal character.
  4. Recognize how a character has been created through technique on stage and the difference between performances even though the text is the same.

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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