District Syllabus
Theatre Appreciation

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II and
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Designed to instill in the student a curiosity and interest in all 
areas of the theatre by inspiring him or her to look at this 
collaborative art form from the point of view of those who create it. 
This is not an acting class. Meets A.A. general education Category V. 
A writing emphasis course.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Edwin Wilson. The Theatre Experience, 12th ed., McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780073382197
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:	        

II.Communication – students will develop effective reading, writing, 
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally 
on literal and figurative levels.
A.Read and discuss plays, demonstrating literal and critical 
C.Paraphrase ideas from critical reviews of plays, distinguishing 
fact from critical opinion.
D.Write clear, organized prose papers, using correct standard English.

V.Cultural Literacy – students will develop an appreciation of human 
culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in 
A.Appreciate the cultural and individual value of creativity and 
B.Demonstrate an awareness of the important function of theatre in 
society and its ability to provide personal satisfaction to artists 
and audiences while reflecting history and culture.
C.Demonstrating an awareness of cultural, national, ethnic, religious 
and gender differences among peoples of the world by discussion of 
world theatre trends and movements.

VI.Social Skills – students will develop and use skills and attitudes 
that integrate the individual into society.
A.Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language, and emotions while 
an audience member in a fully realized theatrical production, showing 
respect for others’ opinions.
B.Develop insight into his/her own and others’ behaviors and mental 
processes, accepting responsibility for his/her own actions.
D.Work alone and with others in class projects, understanding the 
role of leadership and teamwork, to achieve individual and group 

Major Learning Outcomes
This course is designed to instill in the student a curiosity and
interest in all areas of the theatre by inspiring him or her to look 
at this collaborative art form from the point of view of those who
create it-the actor, the playwright, the director, the choreographer,
and the designers.
Course Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the term, the student should look at the theatre as
part of the human environment and the ways he/she fits into that
1. As participants and observers.
2. Artists and art critics.
3. Role models and role players.
4. Actors and persons.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.

Grades will be determined by these factors:
1. Homework questions on text readings.
2. 3 play outlines.
3. 3 600 word Gordon Rule papers.
4. 3 exams including final exam.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.