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 Course Title:   Intro to Drama: D

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO DRAMA: D

 Department:    ENGL&

 Course #:    114

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    500501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

The study of dramatic literature as an important and unique form of human expression. Genre, play structure and both mainstream and avant-garde styles in plays from the Golden Age of Greece to the present will be read and discussed. Special attention will be paid to the social and political context of each play. Strong reading and writing skills required.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
U of W Dr 371
WWU Dr 222

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. understand a play as a unique form of human expression
  2. understand the relationship bewteen dramatic literature, oral history and acient ritual
  3. understand a play in relation to the society within which it was written
  4. understand a play as a social and political statement
  5. understand traditional and contemporary theories of playwriting
  6. analyze a play to determine genre, structure and style
  7. analyze a play as a blueprint for performance

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. the play as a social/political document
  2. the relationship between the play and other written forms
  3. play genre.
  4. play structure.
  5. style: form in playwriting and the relationship between form and content
  6. major eras of dramatic literature.