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The Power of Masks
The courses that I teach here at Dominguez Hills are
designed to provide students with competencies that they will need
throughout their numerous careers either in the arts or in business,
education, sciences, health, or management. These
competencies include 1) Knowledge Outcomes - the basics of Western and
non-Western civilization, key works of literature, and familiarity with
important esthetic and philosophical principles; 2) Skills
Outcomes - Reading, Writing, Critical thinking, Problem solving,
Information Competence, and Occupational Skills; and 3) Attitudes and
Values Outcomes - Cultural, Personal, and Social Values.
Click here for the full list of the full list of General Theatre Arts Competencies.
THE 100 Introduction to Theatre,
Film and Television
Broadcast on local cable television and simulcast
on the internet, this course aims to develop appreciation for the
artistic expressions of theatre - drama, ballet, mime, opera,
circus, musical comedy and mass media. Serves for a Humanities
General Education Elective and AP College Credit for High School
THE 355 World Theatre
THE 337 Creative Dramatics
A reflection on the major
theatrical achievements of Eastern and Western civilization, this
course familiarizes students with the plays, physical theatres, actors,
and production styles that contributed to the development of theatre
its ritual origins to the present.
THE 353 Playwriting
Teachers will learn to create and
implement drama exercises in their own classrooms and foster an
environment where youngsters can feel comfortable to work creatively
and think critically.
THE 374 Directing
Students will learn the theory
and practice of writing for the stage by using a step by step,
systematic approach that involves weekly writing assignments.
HUM 310 The Power of Masks
The work focuses on the responsibilities of the
director/stage manager, the process of selection, interpretation
and preparation, the basics of composition and movement, and techniques
for casting and rehearsing a production.
THE 495 Chicano/Chicana Theatre
The content of the course covers the significance
and function of masks in African, European, American and Asian/Pacific
societies. The course intends to develop student awareness of the
relationships among the various disciplines in the humanities by
using the mask as a window into a culture's philosophy, religion,
mythology, psychology, art, dance, music, and theatre.
THE 160 Acting for Non-Majors
This course investigates the history of
Hispanic-American theatre forms and analyzes the drama literature
developed from Mayan ritual through to contemporary Latino/Latina
THE 120 Fundamentals of Speech
A course for students who want
to develop their interaction and responsiveness through work with
games, improvisation, and scene work. Serves for a Humanities
THE 453 Multicultural Diversity in American
Emphasis on public speaking; instruction in
selection, organization, and presentation of materials and development
of social poise and self-confidence.
Students read and discuss contemporary plays that
reflect rich variety of American multi-ethnic, multicultural
society. Emphasis will be on the works of playwrights from
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