Feb 25, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

LIT2565 DRAMATIC LITERATURE COURSE PROCEDURE


LIT2565 - DRAMATIC LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level freshman or sophomore.

Catalog Description:

LIT2565 - Dramatic Literature (H) (3 hrs.)

From ancient Greek and Roman plays to contemporary theatre, students in this class will be exposed to some of the most exciting playwrights in drama throughout the last 2,500 years. Students will expand their knowledge base of plays as we cover some of the most popular and successful playwrights in history and society’s influence on drama.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

Controlling Purpose:

This course is designed to build a student’s knowledge of plays from ancient Greek and Roman times through today.  Its specific intent is to provide students with an understanding of various genres, styles, periods, playwrights, and an overall appreciation of dramatic literature as it relates to society.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will develop a better understanding of the most highly regarded plays and increased knowledge of the major time periods in dramatic literature.  Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of dramatic periods, specific works and writers, and dramatic terminology.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

Unit 1:  The Ancients - Greek & Roman Theatre

Outcomes:  Students will understand the origin of drama and the influences of society on the playwriting process.

  • Explain the role society played in influencing the playwrights.
  • Identify philosophical ideas expressed in dramatic literature.
  • Identify aspects of dramatic content and form that characterize individual playwrights of the period.

Unit 2:  Medieval European Drama

Outcomes:  Students will understand the influences of Christianity in medieval European drama.

  • Explain the role society played in influencing the playwrights.
  • Identify philosophical ideas expressed in dramatic literature.
  • Identify aspects of dramatic content and form that characterize individual playwrights of the period.

Unit 3:  The Renaissance

Outcomes:  Students will understand the influences of Renaissance drama including theatre in England and Commedia dell’arte of Italy and Spain.

  • Explain the role society played in influencing the playwrights.
  • Identify philosophical ideas expressed in dramatic literature.
  • Identify aspects of dramatic content and form that characterize individual playwrights of the period.

Unit 4: 18th Century Drama

Outcomes:  Students will understand the changes in movements to 18th Century drama.

  • Explain the role society played in influencing the playwrights.
  • Identify philosophical ideas expressed in dramatic literature.
  • Identify aspects of dramatic content and form that characterize individual playwrights of the period.

Unit 5:  Modern (1880-1945) and Contemporary Drama (1945 - Present)

Outcomes:  Students will understand how previous drama movements led to current content and form in modern drama.

  • Explain the role society played in influencing the playwrights.
  • Identify philosophical ideas expressed in dramatic literature.
  • Identify aspects of dramatic content and form that characterize individual playwrights of the period.

Projects Required:

As assigned by instructor

Textbook:

Contact the bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.