TH-111: Introduction to Theatre

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: TH-111 Introduction to Theatre

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): BE-122 (or BE-226) and BE-112 (or BE-205)

Course Description in college catalog:

An introduction to the fundamentals of theater with an emphasis on the evolution of theatrical conventions and practices in Western Society. Material for analysis, discussion and illustration is selected from a body of dramaturgy that spans the history of the theater from the Greeks to the present day. Students are required to attend and critique theatrical performances on campus.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Theatre (Concentration: Acting)

Flexible Core II.C – Creative Expression (Pathways General Education)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Illustrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, performance, and production.

  2. Read, observe, analyze, and critique theatrical performances from the canon of world dramaturgy with written assignments utilizing appropriate jargon.

  3. Discuss and identify components of theatre in a framework of artistic methodology and to demonstrate an appreciation and express a comprehension of the cultural background in which it was produced.

  4. Apply appropriate vocabulary to identify and distinguish the history and development of theatre as an art form from the Greeks to the present day.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Analyze plays perceptively and evaluate them critically.

  2. Identify a broad selection of theatre repertory including significant eras, genres, styles, cultural contexts, and modes of presentation.

  3. Develop and defend informed responses to theatre.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Written work, testing, performance based assessment.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.