ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Theatre (THE)

THE 100 Introduction to Theatre. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Surveys theatre production from the Greeks to contemporary theatre. Taught in conjunction with distance learning. Lecture, discussion, guest artists. Prerequisite: nonmajor.
General Studies: HU

THE 125 Orientation to Theatre. (1)
fall
Orientation to university and department resources and procedures. Career planning and guidance. Attendance and written responses to theatre productions. Required for B.A. Theatre majors. Prerequisite: Theatre major.

THE 220 Principles of Dramatic Analysis. (3)
fall and spring
Analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of dramatic literature for theatrical production. Emphasis on the traditional canon of dramatic literature and traditional structures and forms of drama. Prerequisites: ENG 101 (or 105); Theatre major.
General Studies: L

THE 300 Film: The Creative Process I. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Elements of theatrical film: cinematography, sound, editing, directing, acting, scriptwriting, producing, and criticism. 3 hours lecture, demonstration via film and videotape.
General Studies: HU

THE 301 Film: The Creative Process II. (3)
fall and spring
Advanced study of selected films, analyzing cinematography, sound, editing, directing, acting, screenwriting, producing, and criticism. Prerequisite: THE 300.
General Studies: HU

THE 320 History of the Theatre I. (3)
fall
Traces major developments in theatre production and dramatic literature from their beginnings to the mid-17th century. Lecture, student presentations.
General Studies: HU, H

THE 321 History of the Theatre II. (3)
spring
Traces major developments in theatre production and dramatic literature from the mid-17th century to the 20th century. Lecture, student presentations.
General Studies: HU, H

THE 325 Play Reading for Educational Theatre. (1)
fall and spring
Assigned independent readings in plays for secondary school play production. Prerequisite: theatre education concentration or written instructor approval.

THE 400 Focus on Film. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Specialized study of prominent film artists, techniques, and genres. Emphasis on the creative process. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 105.

THE 402 Gender Identity in Film. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines the representation of gender in Hollywood cinema with particular focus on films from 1970 to the present. Prerequisite: THE 300.

THE 403 Independent Film. (3)
once a year
Examines independent films and filmmakers in the United States, 1968 to the present.
General Studies: HU

THE 404 Foreign Films and Filmmakers. (3)
once a year
Films and filmmakers from Europe, Asia, Australia, Far East, South America, and Caribbean. Emphasis on cultural content and filmmaking philosophies.
General Studies: G

THE 405 Film: Great Performers and Directors. (3)
fall, spring, summer
Examines processes and influences of one or more great film performers and/or directors. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: THE 300.
General Studies: HU

THE 420 History of the American Theatre. (3)
not regularly offered
History of the plays, artists, and events in the development of American theatre from colonial to modern times.
General Studies: HU, H

THE 421 History of the English Theatre. (3)
not regularly offered
History of the artists, events, and plays in the development of English theatre from medieval times to the present. Lecture, group and independent work. Prerequisite: THE 100 or 220.
General Studies: L/HU

THE 422 Latino and Latina Theatre. (3)
not regularly offered
Readings, discussion, video of dramatic literature and production styles of Latino/Latina playwrights and theatre companies in the United States. Prerequisites: both ENG 101 and 102 or only ENG 105.

THE 424 Trends in Theatre for Youth. (3)
not regularly offered
Surveys the history, literature, and contemporary practices in theatre for youth.

THE 425 History of Asian Theatre. (3)
not regularly offered
History and production techniques of theatre forms in India, China, and Japan. Prerequisite: 6 hours in theatre history or written instructor approval.
General Studies: L/HU

THE 430 History of Costume: Western Tradition. (3)
not regularly offered
Studies major costume styles throughout history of Western civilization and how these fashions reflected society. Explores how styles can be used by theatrical costumers.

THE 431 History of Costume: Non-Western Tradition. (3)
not regularly offered
Studies major costume styles of India, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and how these fashions reflected society. Explores how styles can be used by theatrical costumers.

THE 440 Theatre Forms and Contexts. (3)
fall and spring
Explores 20th-century modernist theatrical forms and movements and development of alternative strategies for analyzing contemporary theatre and performance. Prerequisites: THE 220, 320, 321; Theatre major.

THE 480 Methods of Teaching Theatre. (4)
spring
Applies materials, techniques, and theories for theatre with 9th- through 12th-grade students. Emphasis on curriculum development and praxis. Prerequisite: theatre education concentration or written instructor approval.

THE 500 Research Methods. (1 – 3)
fall
Introduction to graduate study in theatre.

THE 504 Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism. (3)
fall
Dramatic theory, criticism, and aesthetics from the classical period to the 19th century. Related readings in dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Theatre major.

THE 505 Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism. (3)
spring
Dramatic theory, criticism, and aesthetics from the 19th century to the present. Related readings in dramatic literature. Prerequisite: Theatre major.

THE 510 Studies in Literature. (1)
fall and spring
Assigned individual reading programs in standard sources and masterpieces in theatre literature. May be repeated for credit in different sections. Possible topics:

(a)Acting – Directing
(b)Criticism
(c)Design – Technical
(d)History

THE 520 Theatre History and Literature I. (3)
fall
Surveys historiographical issues, historical periods, and theatre literature, through the 17th century.

THE 521 Theatre History and Literature II. (3)
spring
Surveys historiographical issues, historical periods, and theatre literature, from the 17th century to present.

THE 524 Advanced Studies in Theatre for Youth. (3)
fall
In-depth study of the history, literature, and contemporary practice of theatre for youth. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THE 562 Literary Management Workshop. (3)
once a year
Advanced literary management for the contemporary theatre, including trends in new play development, festivals and productions throughout the United States. Participation in Arizona Playwriting Competition. Prerequisite: THP 560 or written instructor approval.

THE 591 Seminar. (3)
not regularly offered
Selected topics in child drama, community theatre, and theatre history. Prerequisite: written instructor approval.

THE 598 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)College Teaching

THE 692 Research. (1 – 12)
not regularly offered

THE 700 Advanced Research Methods. (3)
fall
Critical review of research, development, and design of research in theatre and theatre for youth.

THE 791 Seminar. (3)
not regularly offered
Selected topics offered on a revolving basis. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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