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Course Syllabus

Course: THEA 2032

Division: Fine Arts, Comm, and New Media
Department: Theater Arts
Title: Theatre History and Literature: Modern Formerly 1032

Semester Approved: Summer 2017
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2022
End Semester: Summer 2023

Catalog Description: This course is an exploration of the principal literary periods and styles of drama from the nineteenth century through the theatre of today. Students will examine the rise of realism, modernity and postmodernity in theatre through the critical lenses of structuralism, semiotics, and identity. The course will investigate changes in written form as well as the role these works played in society, the physical spaces in which they were performed, the manner in which they were acted, and cultural attitudes toward the art form itself. Course may be taken out of sequence.

Semesters Offered: Spring
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 3; Lecture: 3; Lab: 3

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None


Justification: This course satisfies a core requirement for undergraduate theatre majors with equivalent courses at all four-year institutions in Utah and elsewhere. It fills a major requirement for theatre arts majors, meets FA General Education outcomes, and otherwise, satisfies elective credit criteria.


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Maximum Class Size: 30
Optimum Class Size: 25