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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 placement test score of 22 ACT, 29 SAT or 108 CPT.


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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 245111454Intro Literature Drama 3Fundukian L$12.0023/28/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:52 PM LA300