THEATRE 1002 The Theatrical Arts and Society

Audience-oriented introduction to the dramatic arts, including the live theatre, film, and television, and their interrelationships with society. Special focus sections offered on a rotating basis.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Communications and Arts distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.

Liberal Arts Core: 

Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 3. Fine Arts, Literature, Philosophy and Religion - A. Fine Arts. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit


Downs, William M., Lou Anne Wright, and Erik Ramsey, editors. The Art of Theatre (4th Ed.) Cengage Learning, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-337-11800-2 

Cariani, John. Almost, Maine. Dramatists Play Service, 2007. ISBN: 978-0822221562 

Foote, Horton. The Trip to Bountiful. Dramatists Play Service, 1998. ISBN: 9780822211747 

The Trip to Bountiful (1985 film) can rent on amazon and elsewhere online. 

UNI Bookstore carries most books used in GIS courses. Search for textbooks by course choosing “UNIV.NORTHERNIOWA” and the term you are enrolled in and GSW (web) or GSP (print) for the section.

Visit UBS at 1009 West 23rd Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: 319-273-2665

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Additional materials: 

Supplemental materials are listed with individual assignments. 

Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


Kimberly Groninga

Enrollment information

Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

To enroll: Visit the GIS Enrollment page for forms and information. Or visit us at CEEE 010 on the UNI campus. Campus map

Guided Independent Study
UNI Continuing and Distance Education
319-273-2123 or 800-772-1746

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