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Course : Theatre History 3

Course Number
3003
Section Number
101
Semester
Fall 2020
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center, B120
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 12:00 am

To comprehend important developments in Western drama that have
occurred since the mid-20th century (Departmental Learning Outcome:
Knowledge of development of theatre).
· To experience a number of plays that illustrate these developments
and to analyze these plays both orally and in writing (Departmental
Learning Outcome: Knowledge of development of theatre).
· To articulate the impact of important writers and other theatrical
personages who have shaped the contemporary theatre (Departmental
Learning Outcome: Knowledge of development of theatre).
 

In the professional world, not showing up on time and missing
deadlines means getting fired. Work is due on time.


· Spelling and grammar count. Grades will be reduced for spelling and
grammar errors.
· Lectures and class activities expand upon the reading assignments. If
you fail to do the reading before class, you will be lost!
· You must complete all papers and tests in order to pass the class

Grading

Table 1:

 

Assignments

Points

Quizzes (8 at 30 pts each)

240

Script Analyses (8 at 40 pt each)

320

Participation

100

Midterm Exam

140

Final Exam

200

 

 

Total Points

1000

 

Table 2: Total points for final grade.

 

Grade

Points

A

900

B

800 to 899

C

700 to 799

D

600 to 699

F

Less than 600

 

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