CHST 3410 The Professional Performing Child: Past and Present Issues
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CHDST 32.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Examination of the stage child in western history with particular emphasis on the last one hundred and thirty years. Focus will be on the performer in society, rather than on the dramatic character. Construction of popular views of the stage child through an examination of the regulations, laws, and mores applied at various junctures. Issues in children's employment such as health and safety, education, professional training and prospects, the role of organized labor, long-term psycho-social adjustment. Venues in which children work today. Regulation of these professional children through state laws and union work rules. Scholarly studies and individual histories of professional performing children.
Prerequisite: English 1010 or permission of the program director.