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Course Description

English - ENG 245

Introduction to Literature - Drama (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

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 a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


  • ENG 102 and college-level reading.

Course Competencies

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.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.