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Peer Theater offers students a fun and interactive way to promote safer sex and communication with your partner, cultural awareness, healthy body image, responsible drinking, and other college health issues.
Using performance and role-playing, theatrical dynamics, and improvisational acting activities the troupe strives to educate, problem solve, and promote social justice and healthy lifestyle choices.
- H120 - Health, Culture & Acting: Using Theater to Promote Health
- Offered Winter Term
- 3 credits
- A Difference, Power and Discrimination (DPD) course
- Highly interactive
Coursework focuses on the major health and social issues facing college students, health disparities, cultural differences in health beliefs and behaviors, acting techniques and performance preparation skills. Projects include writing and performing a monologue and a group scene.
H120 also serves as a training course for students who are interested in becoming a member of the Health Promotion Department's Peer Theater troupe.
What students have to say about H120:
"This was my most entertaining class of the term, it kept me on my feet!"
"I'm so glad I signed up! Every time I walked out of this class, I've learned something new."
"I really thought this class was probably the best class I have ever taken here at OSU because we don't only read from books and have lectures the whole term, but we actually get to engage in class with other classmates, which made me learn a lot quicker and it was definitely a fun class."
"By taking this course, I have found myself to become more open-minded and not to quickly judge others."
All scripts are written by OSU students. A majority of the scripts come from the students in the H120 class, but we also accept original monologues and/or scenes written by OSU students that we can use as scripts for our performances. Contact email@example.com if you are interested.