Introduction to Literature - Drama
Students will read and discuss a number of plays, especially those written since 1850. This course is designed to develop standards for critical evaluation and increase understanding and appreciation of drama as a literary form.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
- ENG 101 with minimum grade of 2.0 or consent of instructor.
- ENG 102 recommended.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the origins of drama and its development into modern theater.
- Investigate classical theater's influence on contemporary theater.
- Analyze a variety of plays written for various purposes, audiences or reasons.
- Demonstrate plausible evaluations of dramatic elements.
- Apply literary terms appropriately in the analysis of drama.
- Conduct research on playwrights and plays.
- Validate connections between plays, historical events, social issues, or artistic movements.
- Select a contemporary play that compares favorably to a classic drama.
- Appraise the elements of drama in a contemporary play.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.