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ENG 200 - Dramatic Literature


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: ENG 102  

 
Description
This is a course in the study of plays and critical commentary. Students study tragedy and comedy and the experiments in modern drama which have transformed them.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify and describe representative dramas and their respective authors from the major periods: Classical, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Modern and Contemporary.
  2. Survey and summarize the historical development of drama.
  3. Identify and make use of the cultural, political, historical and sociological influences on individual dramas.
  4. Define and make use of theatrical terminology.
  5. Assess and criticize at least one theatrical performance.
  6. Discern reasons, such as enjoyment, for reading dramatic literature.
  7. Make use of critical reading, thinking and writing skills applied to drama.
Listed Topics
  1. Theatrical and dramatic terminology
  2. Representative dramas and their respective authors from the major periods: Classical, Renaissance, Neoclassical, Modern and Contemporary
  3. Cultural, historical, political and social background.
  4. Performance versus literary reading
  5. Relevant criticism
  6. Writing experiences which will encourage critical thinking
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006


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