THEA 2405 Theatre Seminar

Students will develop their critical reading, analytical, research, and academic writing skills as it pertains to theater. Students will learn to find information from diverse sources and evaluate it in terms of relevance, accuracy, reliability, and bias. They will learn to separate facts from inferences, to synthesize multiple perspectives, and to analyze their own and other's assumptions. they will produce a significant research paper, using appropriate documentation. (3 lect.)


3 credits

Transfer Status

Transferable to UW.

Major Topics

  • Critical reading
  • Research skills
  • Evaluating resources
  • Recognizing and analyzing one’s own and others’ inferences and assumptions
  • Academic writing and revision
  • Delivering oral presentations
  • Documentation


In order to successfully complete this course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate research skills by finding a variety of materials from diverse sources.

2. Evaluate the credibility, relevancy, accuracy, and reliability of sources.

3. Analyze their own writing and that of others for bias, inferences, and assumptions.

4. Present research findings to the class, demonstrating techniques of effective public speaking.

5. Contribute to a class-authored review of the literature.

6. Utilize the writing process to create an appropriately documented original research paper.