CST 130 Syllabus


Division: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts


Course Number and Title: CST 130 Introduction to Theatre


Credit Hours: 3 Hours/Wk Lecture: 3 Lec/Lab Comb:


I. Catalog Description:

CST 130 surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to acquaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations.


II. Relationship of the course to Curricula Objectives in which it is Taught:

Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the ability to listen objectively and speak effectively in an organized manner, locate and utilize information sources, develop ability for critical thinking, recognize effective interpersonal skills, and recognize existence of different perspectives and cultural values. The course is an acceptable liberal arts elective and is required in some technical programs.


III. Required Background: None


IV. Course Content:

A.       Informative Speech

B.       Demonstration Speech

C.       Persuasive Speech

D.       Oral Readings in Dramatic Prose

E.       Group Discussions

F.        Abstract Presentations

G.       Effective Introduction and Conclusion


V. Learner Outcomes

VI. Evaluation


The student will



A.               Demonstrate the ability to listen effectively

B.               Demonstrate the ability to speak effectively

C.               Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilize information sources

D.               Demonstrate critical thinking skills

E.               Recognize effective interpersonal communication skills

F.                Recognize the existence of different perspectives and cultural values

Students will be required to prepare and execute multiple oral presentation projects defined by faculty. Students will be required to research topics and locate relevant and reliable information on them. Faculty may also require tests, quizzes, exams or other written projects which support the assessment of students.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.


         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking
Cultural and Social Understanding