THTR101 Introduction to Theatre History I: Premodern Drama
General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Past
-Understand the implication and meaning of technological innovation and scientific discovery for the development of human society.
-Critically analyze the cultural, economic, geographical, and political processes that influenced historical events.
-Recognize, describe, and explain the nature of past historical events and their consequences for the present.
-Examine the relationship between individuals and past events, their interactions, and the repercussions of these interactions.
-Understand and explain the significance and influence of the past and its connection to current political, scientific, and cultural forces.
Understanding the Creative Arts
-Basic issues of interpretation. How does a work mean anything? How does one determine meaning? How can a work have numerous meanings, often at the same time?
-Questions of poetics. How do the traditions of genres and forms, materials and means of production, and philosophies and theories influence individual literary and artistic works and their interpretation?
-Questions of value. How can such creative works be evaluated? How are critical vocabularies developed? How does a work come to be called a "classic"? How do new works and genres become accepted as art?
-Questions of cultural and historical context. How do creative works relate to the societies in which they are produced and received? How do cultural roles of creative products, definitions of art, institutions, markets and patronage affect the creation of works of architecture, art, music, literature and other media?
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