Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Modern Theater History

 Title Abbreviation:   MODERN THEATER HISTORY

 Department:    DRMA

 Course #:    238

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

An introduction and exploration of the relationship between historical events and the theater arts from 1850 to the present.


Prerequisite: ENGL 099 with a "C" or higher (or placement into ENGL& 101).

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify historical influences in the development of the theatre of the period.
  2. Identify interrelating themes and ideas expressed in the theatre of the period.
  3. Critically analyze theatre pieces of the period using the vocabulary and concepts of the discipline.
  4. Identify cultural influences in the development of the theatre of the period.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Important world events that affected the modern theatre
  2. Important works and practitioners of the modern theatre
  3. Important styles of modern theatre
  4. Global influences on modern theatre