Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

THEA 3320 Theatre as Social Change

Prerequisites: Improvisation for Social Change (THEA 1310), Acting I (THEA 1300), or any introductory course in Health or Sociology or permission of the instructor. Theatre as Social Change is an interdisciplinary course expressing the power of theatre with participants in the community. The course is based on principles from sociology, community research and social justice. Core course content includes archival stories, oral histories, surveys, film documentaries, self-reflection, social research skills, and theatre of the oppressed techniques. Students will work with a community partner to harness the power of the performing art of theatre to effect positive change on one or more social issues.