Oct 06, 2022
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:
- Distinguish between issues a play raises as they relate to a specific society and universal themes as they relate to all (or most) societies.
- Explain how playwrights through the ages have used the theatre to address important issues of their time.
- 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
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- 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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