Aug 21, 2019  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 111 - Theater History Two

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of theater history, beginning with the eighteenth century through contemporary times.  The course will emphasize the most vital eras and emphasis will be on the history and development of the theater as a means of communicating ideas and experiences.  Students will gain an appreciation of multi-cultural diversity and theater as a mirror of social and cultural experience.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the development of theater from historical, cultural, and stylistic perspectives;
  • discuss plays and their significance at the time of original production and analyze play structure and conventions;
  • compare and contrast the various theater movements from the 18th century to the present;
  • discuss specific eras in theater history and relate these to contemporary theater to expand appreciation of theater as an art form; and
  • assess the value of theater in society and develop an appreciation of theater heritage encompassing both ritual and historic.

F/S (C,N,S,D)