TH-112: Queer Theatre (2B)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: TH-112 Queer Theatre (2B)

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

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

This course explores the genealogy of LGBTQ theatre across political, historical, and theatrical contexts. Plays surveyed are from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries of American theatre examining the tropes of 'coming out' plays, AIDS crisis plays, and intersectional ‘identity plays.' The course will also investigate contemporary plays dealing with the dramatization of queer identities and sexuality in historical contexts.

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

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Acting) Elective

A.S. Theatre, (Concentration: Technical Theatre) Elective

General Education: Flexible Core 2.B. – U.S. Experience in its Diversity

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

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

a. Demonstrate a familiarity and appreciation for Queer Theatre and their defining tropes.

b. Identify outstanding voices in contemporary Queer Theatre in America.

c. Articulate the evolution of American Queer plays over the 20th & 21st century via classroom
discussion and writing.

d. Interpret and analyze Queer dramatic literature based on canonical texts.

Program-specific outcomes

II. Analyze plays perceptively.

III. Identify a broad selection of theatre repertory.

IV. Develop and defend informed responses to theatre.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Supplemental Information

Pathways Common Core Learning Outcomes: U.S. Experience in its Diversity (2B)

A course in this area must meet at least three of the following additional learning outcomes. A student will:

  • Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the U.S. experience in its diversity, including, but not limited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, economics, history, political science, psychology, public affairs, sociology, and U.S. literature.
  • Analyze and explain one or more major themes of U.S. history from more than one informed perspective.
  • Evaluate how indigenous populations, slavery, or immigration have shaped the development of the United States.
  • Explain and evaluate the role of the United States in international relations.
  • Identify and differentiate among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government and analyze their influence on the development of U.S. democracy.
  • Analyze and discuss common institutions or patterns of life in contemporary U.S. society and how they influence, or are influenced by, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, belief, or other forms of social differentiation.

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:

High & low stakes writing – (all sections)
High & low stakes testing – (all sections)


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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).

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