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THEA 432 - Exploration of Dramatic Literature Themes


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
An exploration of the universal, societal, and individual controversies addressed in plays throughout the ages.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and junior or senior standing.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: THEA 3201, THEA 3202, THEA 3203, THEA 3207, THEA 3253.
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: Fall ONLY


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Distinguish between issues a play raises as they relate to a specific society and universal themes as they relate to all (or most) societies.
  2. Explain how playwrights through the ages have used the theatre to address important issues of their time.
  3. Distinguish the role of text in the process of production, particularly thinking about how elements of production reveal issues and themes of value to society.


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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