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    THR 181 Introduction to Theatre

    3 credits
    A view of theatre as a composite art form; an introduction to the artistic processes of the actor, the director, the playwright, and the designer; adaptation of the thematic and dramatic values in several major plays to production techniques. This course partially fulfills Arts and Ideas requirement.. Not open to students with credit for COM 181.


    THR 244 Oral Interpretation

    3 credits

    A study of the principles and practices of analysis and effective oral delivery of poetry, prose, and dramatic literature; the study of literature through oral performance. Not open to students with credit for COM 244.


    THR 252 The Tragic Vision

    3 credits
    An exploration of the notion that the tragic form in drama reveals insights into the nature of humanity as it has been perceived through various historical periods. A study of representative plays and critical literature from the Ancients, the Elizabethans, the French Neo-classicists, and the Moderns. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111. This course partially fulfills Arts and Ideas requirement.. Not open to students with credit for COM 348a and THR 348A.


    THR 255 The Comic Vision

    3 credits
    A view of the human condition through the eyes of the comic playwright. A study of representative comedies and critical literature from several historical periods. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111. This course partially fulfills Arts and Ideas requirement.. Not open to students with credit for COM 348b and THR 348B.


    THR 270 Acting

    3 credits
    Serving as an introduction to the actor's training process, the first half of this course focuses on creativity, artistic discipline, and the development of vocal and physical variety as the basis for character development. The second half of the course focuses on the actor's approach to play script interpretation. Not open to students with credit for COM 270.