The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

BLS 343: Big Plays, Big Ideas

Big Plays, Big Ideas

Throughout history theater has served as a site for the imaginative exploration of big ideas in dramatic stories. This course will examine fifteen big plays (comedies, tragedies and dramas) that grapple with significant issues and ideas. These are plays that have survived the ‘test-of-time' and through the power of words, characters and actions illuminate the human experience. They are plays that address fundamental questions that are central to the Humanities such as "Who am I", "What is my purpose in life," "What is the truth," "Why is there suffering" and "How is happiness achieved?" The plays will be examined both as works of literature and 'scores' intended for performance.

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Fall 2014 Class Dates
Full Semester (POT 1)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 22 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Oct: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End
BLS Session 1 (POT A)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 20 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Sep: W Deadline !!!
• 03 Oct: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT B)
• 08 Oct: Session Begins
• 10 Oct: Add/Drop Ends
• 03 Nov: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End

Congratulations to our August 2014 Graduates!
Mark Blanchard *
Deborah Bolick
Phillip Brown *** $
Sandra Catron-Kramer ***
Rebecca Sisco ***
Amy Foresman ***
Kjeff Hansen
Christie Hopkins
James Jordan
Julian King
Jessica Lane °
Erica Madden
Renee Rabie
Krista Sisk ***
Angela Stroud
Ashley Travers

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