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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DT 101 - Theater Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3

Broad informal introduction to central theatrical and literary elements of drama. Readings from classical and modern plays and surrounding criticism includes use of available presentations (radio, film, TV, recordings). First-hand experience of local theatre provokes analysis of theatre as a present and living form of human expression.

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

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

  • evaluate theatrical writings and performances based upon criteria introduced in class;
  • identify major genres of classical and contemporary theatre;
  • understand the importance of the playwright’s theme, dramaturgy, intention, and character design;
  • demonstrate a familiarity with a general overview of theatre history;
  • demonstrate an understanding of basic theatrical terminology; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the intricacies of theatre art and production.

F/S (C, N, S)