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Course Descriptions

ENG 220 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature

3 Credits

A survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the end of the 20th century, with emphasis on dramatic structure and style. The readings may include international writers such as Aristophanes, Marlowe, Goldsmith, Ibsen, O'Neill, Fugard and Childress.

Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, or placement into English 200, or instructor permission.

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze plays using appropriate terminologies.
2. Discuss aspects of the relationship between dramatic literature and plays-in-performance.
3. Interpret plays in the context of the historical period of their writing and/or production.
4. Describe the common conventions of the genre.
5. Apply appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.
6. Write a thesis-driven essay using primary and secondary sources.

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