Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Ferguson, Wes
Discipline and Number
DRAM 1310 Section 001
TR Time (No time assigned)
Course Title
Understanding Theater

Description of Course:

This course provides students with the information and activities
they need for an in-depth comprehensive understanding of the way
theatre creates and reflects meaning in society. This course includes
reading plays, seeing performances, exploring a range of cultures
and periods, contexts and performances, the voice of the theatre
artists, and creative participation. You will learn and practice
suggested approaches on how to perceive, consider, and interpret
theatre through readings, lectures, and in-class discussion. In
this course you will read plays, see performances, participate in a
group performance project, and write about the artistic events you

Required Texts:

The Creative Spirit: An Introduction to Theatre. 5th Edition.
(Stephanie Arnold.)

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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