Master Course Outline DRMA& 101 Introduction to Theatre

Master Course Outline
DRMA& 101
Introduction to Theatre
Course Description: A theatre class from the spectator's point of view. All of the elements that make
up the theatrical experience are examined including the contributions of the playwright, the director,
the designer, and the actor. All available local productions are viewed and discussed in terms of both
enjoyment and workability.
Credits: 5 (4 lecture hours and two lab hours)
Prerequisites: ENGL 95 or placement in ENGL& 101
Aims and Objectives:
Demonstrating behavior that shows attentiveness to others and understanding the impact
of attending skills.
Accurately observing details and drawing inferences and conclusions based on observations.
Listening for details, main ideas, facts/opinions, information/persuasion, and meaning while
suspending judgment.
Paraphrasing others’ ideas and checking for understanding.
Working cooperatively by conversing and encouraging communication.
Speaking and presenting ideas while attending to audience and purpose and considering
cultural differences.
Using technology and other resources to obtain information.
Organizing, integrating, and documenting sources of information.
Using oral English language effectively to engage the audience and adapt to the topic and
Communicating responsibly using accurate, truthful, and equitable language and ideas;
understanding the consequences of irresponsible communication.
Developing ideas into written drafts.
Revising writing for ideas, language, audience, and conventions.
Editing own writing for word choice, conventions, and sentence structure.
Using writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, and capitalization) effectively.
Using reading strategies to build understanding.
Using reading skills to develop vocabulary.
Texts: To be determined – check the GHC Bookstore
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this
course and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day: W Day, the final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week
(Thursday of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will
receive the grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing
the work. Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor,
advisor and financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete
withdrawals from all courses.