ENGL 53 The Development of the Drama in English: Medieval to Early Modern (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: ENGL 96
or eligibility for English 1A
The development of the drama in English, from the medieval through the nineteenth century. Students study plays from major historical periods, Medieval, English Renaissance, through the nineteenth century, with emphasis on critical works on various methods of examining and evaluating the dramatic form.
Offered on occasion
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize the development of the genre of drama in English from the Medieval period through the Nineteenth century
- Outcome 2: Analyze individual texts from the point of view of the major critical works on the dramatic form.
- Outcome 3: Compare and contrast the major differences between the dramatic works of various periods in both style and content.
- Outcome 4: Analyze various dramatic works supported by literary evidence from both the primary texts and literary criticism.
- Outcome 5: Create essays that use critical responses to the drama through close textual analysis of important works, examining the language as well as plot and character.
- Outcome 6: Apply appropriate critical methodology, including literary research and critical studies, which analyze the plays from varying perspectives, using works addressing various historical periods and philosophical and social perspectives