Mar 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 117 - History of Theater


Course Description: This course familiarizes students with the major periods of Western and non-Western world theatrical history and with the evolution of theatre between periods. Among others, the periods include Ancient Greek, Italian Renaissance, Elizabethan, French Classic, and Modern.

ISLOs: This course supports the developmen of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, Multicultural/Global Literacy, and Social Responsibility. 


General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core curriculum General Education Requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply active and critical reading skills to the analysis and synthesis of a variety of college-level texts to examine theatrical practices from the Ancient Greek to the Modern Age
  • Analyze the social, aesthetic, and personal value of theatre throughout the ages
  • Read with literacy and insight, noting how scenes work within a dramatic structure
  • Apply critical and textual analysis of ideas and philosophies through class discussion
  • Write analytical papers about theatrical works

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