- Basic Course Information
- The study of one or more literary genres including, but not limited to, poetry, fiction, drama, and film.
- Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and 1302
- Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
- Identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the dramatic literature of different periods or regions.
- Analyze dramatic literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions.
- Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
- Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to dramatic literature.
- Major Course Requirements:
- Using strategies and criteria covered in class, students will read and then construct analytic essays about the dramatic texts. The learner will evaluate their own essays for proficiency by writing a brief critique of their submitted essays. They will demonstrate their proficiency by meeting criteria set forth in the standard grading rubric.
- The learner will evaluate their own work cited notations for accuracy by writing a brief critique of their work cited notations. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate and document source material, related to elements of the analysis of dramatic literature, into analytical essays.
- Quizzes: Students will complete a writing quiz or Multiple Choice quiz over every reading assignment.
- Midterm and Final: Students will write two MLA formatted five page research papers. [On-line students must go to a proctored testing cite to take the midterm and final.]
- Homework: Students will turn in outlines, topic proposals, Moodle essays, two formal papers, self evaluations and other assignments deemed necessary.
- Books and other Course Materials:
- Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. 5th ed. St. Martin. 2008.
- Jacobus, Lee A., ed. The Bedford Introduction to Drama 6th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin, 2009.
- Selected readings as assigned.
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Course Organization & Tentative Schedule
||Introduction, Relevancy, evaluative annotated bibliography, tragedy characteristics, Syllabus quiz.
||A Streetcar Named Desire, Lecture/Essay.
||Death of A Salesman, Lecture/Essay, Lecture/Essay
||Theater History: From Inception to Contemporary Theater.
Master Harold and the boys, Lecture/Essay.
||Attend first live theatre performance
||MIDTERM, First Research Paper
||Miss Julie, Lecture/Essay
||The Playboy of the Western World, Lecture/Essay
||Attend 2nd Live Theater performance
||The Time of Your Life, Lecture/Essay
||FINAL, Second Research Paper
September 21, 2017