CRC19: Courses

TA 302 History and Theory of the Theatre I

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is a survey of the history of theatre from the Greeks through the 17th Century. The history and development of theatre and drama are studied in relationship to cultural, political and social conditions of the time. Plays are read for analysis of structure, plot, character and historical relevance. This course is recommended for students planning to major in Theatre, Humanities, English or Communication.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1:
Critique and evaluate the historical, artistic, social and philosophical environments in which theatre exists.