Jun 04, 2023
ENGL& 114 - Introduction to Drama Credits: 5
Increases understanding and analytical skill of drama through extensive reading and analysis of Greek, Renaissance, modern, world, and modern plays. Various elements of dramatic literature are studied, including character, dialogue, staging, audience, conflict, and symbolism.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $2.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify the common elements of dramatic texts and performances;
- Examine a variety of plays, the playwrights, and types of productions from a range of perspectives based on race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, and/or geographic location.
- Demonstrate reading skills and strategies for dramatic works;
- Explain the ways in which the dramatic arts connect with diverse human experiences;
- Compose written interpretations in response to the dramatic texts and performances;
- Participate in discourse about plays, performances, and the associated themes, engaging a range of diverse perspectives and interpretations.
Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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