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Theatre Appreciation

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Prof: J Moliere / Spring 2023

Aug 11, 2023

Comments on the course

It was a pretty simple course with assignments due every week but they weren't anything difficult. Some chapters were more interesting than others, but as someone who enjoys theatre and performing, I found this class and its content to be interesting. A BIG part of your grading comes down to your TAs and mine was really nice so I practically ended with a 100.

Course Content

Just theatre history and exploring different aspects of theatre, whether it be different cultural forms of theatre, how theatre started, the foundations of theatre, and many more. You are required to see 3 in person performances and write an essay on them. The essays were honestly pretty simple and they were I believe 2 1/2 page maximums, so it's easy to get done. The worse part is probably having to read the textbook AND plays in a week, sometimes with videos and supplemental articles as well. The quizzes are 20 questions and can/will pull from all material you were required to read that week, so I suggest take note of major plot points and anything that may stand out. Some questions can get rather specific.

Comments on the professor

Never met her nor do I know what she looks like but she seemed responsive and excited about the course.

Delivery: OnlineGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
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4Good Class
4Easy
4Interesting
2Barely Useful

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5Amazing Prof

Prof: Charlie Mitchell / Fall 2022

Mar 5, 2023

Comments on the course

Overall the course is pretty simple as long as you attend the lectures (if you're in person). Attendance is mandatory. Dr. Mitchell is pretty engaging as well, and overall it was really enjoyable, especially as a gen ed class.

Course Content

You'll have to read lots of different plays and you will have to buy some of these plays, but the majority of the plays are fairly interesting. There are also a lot of essays throughout the course since you have to write reflections after the plays. It's all really manageable though as long as you pay attention and put some effort into the assignments.

Comments on the professor

Dr Mitchell made the class surprisingly fun with his humor. His passion in this topic can be seen throughout the class, and it made the whole lesson a lot more enjoyable. It felt like I was listening to a story while in the lecture. There were some times where it got a bit boring, but overall it was great.

Advice

You will have to watch 3 plays outside of class, which does take at least 2 hours of your time. However, the plays I had watched were enjoyable. Be prepared to also put in a good chunk of your time on the essays and go to the lectures since everything on the exam will be based off of the lectures (he doesn't share PowerPoints).

Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Participation HeavyQuiz HeavyEssay Heavy
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4Good Class
4Easy
4Interesting
3Kinda Useful

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5Amazing Prof

Prof: Charlie Mitchell / Fall 2021

Mar 25, 2022

Comments on the course

Great Gen Ed filler, fun lectures! Get Tom as your TA, he's the best.

Course Content

You learn lots of general knowledge about theatre and get to see some fun plays.

Advice

Read the plays and discuss them with people before the quiz! Some quizzes are ultra specific and not super easy.

Delivery: In personGrade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Optional
Attendance HeavyQuiz HeavyExam Heavy
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5Amazing Class
5Very Easy
5Very Interesting
3Kinda Useful

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5Amazing Prof

Prof: Charlie Mitchell / Fall 2021

Jan 10, 2022

Comments on the course

It was an interesting, generally easy class I took to fulfill my Gen Ed credit. There is a lot of reading assigned and requirements to see plays outside of class.

Course Content

I enjoyed that we studied theatre across different cultures. The content isn’t really that useful if you’re not interested in theatre or pursuing some career in the arts.

Comments on the professor

Professor Mitchell makes lectures humorous and enjoyable. His style of teaching is easy to understand. The only aspect I didn’t like was that he opposed the use of technology in his class.

Advice

Be prepared to read plays and see shows outside of class (typically late at night). Also, don’t buy all the plays immediately (which can end up costing you around $100) - most can be found online for free.

Delivery: In personGrade: A+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes
Attendance HeavyQuiz HeavyProject Heavy
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3OK Class
3Avg. Difficulty
2Boring
1Useless

Prof: Charlie Mitchell / Fall 2020

Sep 8, 2021

Comments on the course

The textbook is free which is nice, and I've heard that in non-COVID years you get free tickets to see plays. We watched videos instead, but the evaluation papers on the plays weren't hard. The worst part about the class is definitely the textbook readings and quizzes - I remember having to read 70 pages of technical theater production for one quiz.

Comments on the professor

I don't think I ever contacted him, his lectures were fine.

Advice

Only take if you need the credit like I did. Or if you're a through and through theater person.

Grade: AWorkload: ModerateTextbook Use: Yes

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