In Theater & Performance Studies we will revisit 3 areas of theater: Theater as an art form-Theater as a social force-Theater as a personal force. Students will gain exposure to a broad spectrum of performance modes. Students will be examining performance behaviors in, ritual, play, spectacle, identity, everyday life, the arts, and performance history. Additionally students will study, through individual and group projects, different areas of performance studies (including storytelling, performance art, film, music, and dramaturgy), design/technology, and/or musical theatre. No theater experience is necessary for this course.