DRAM 1220-1221-2220-2121

Dram 1220, 1221, 2220, 2121

Updated January 05, 2011

  • State Approval Code: 5005065326
  • Semester Credit Hours: 2,1
  • Lab Hours per Week: 6
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 48

Catalog Description

Open to all students interested in theatre. Practical experience in a minimum of two productions each semester. Lab hours = 6

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Computer literacy

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he/she lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.
  • Develop personal values for ethical behavior.
  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.
  • To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e. descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • To examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures.
  • To analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study.
  • To differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view.
  • To recognize and apply reasonable criteria for the acceptability of historical evidence and social research.
  • To identify and understand differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

  • You will understand how properties relate to the overall production and find or build the proper articles.
  • You will find or build costumes for any productions and learn how these articles 2
  • You will learn the organization and methods for publicity and house management for a production.
  • Work with the company as an actor.

Specific Course Objectives

  • To acquaint the student with the tasks necessary to put on a live play
  • To teach the student safe use of the tools required to work in a theatre shop
  • To teach the student the basic stage terms and their meanings
  • To teach the student basic stage construction techniques

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