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Course : Honors Appreciation of Theatre

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2019
Fain Fine Arts Center, B129
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, December 09, 2019 12:00 am

By the end of the semester, the student should be able to do the following:

A)    Define the roles taken by theatricians and how those roles interact to create theatre.

B)    Evaluate the success of a given group of artists in relationship to the goals of that particular production.

C)   Visualize and discuss the elements of theatre in non-theatrical setting.

D)    Identity with and explain one’s similarities with a character in a given production.

E)     Understand the impact of traditional theatre on popular theatrical forms (television, film and the entertainment industry).

F)     Attend and meaningfully discuss theatrical productions, using critical, creative and innovative writing.

G)   Demonstrate critical thinking skills through the Playwriting Project and Design Project.

H)   Demonstrate teamwork by participation in the Production Project.

I)     Demonstrate social responsibility through an online discussion







Quizzes (10)


Design Project


Original Playscript


Midterm Exam


Attendance & Participation


Final Exam


Production Critiques


Production Assignment


Total Points



Table 2: Total points for final grade.







800 to 899


700 to 799


600 to 699


Less than 600


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