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

ENG 118 - Modern Drama


Course Description: Explores the significant Western and non-Western theatrical movements and theories of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, beginning with Ibsen and including contemporary, living playwrights. Plays are selected and studied from the point of view of the director, actor and designer. Attending area theatrical events is required for discussion and analysis.  

ISLOs: This course supports the development of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking/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 nineteenth century to the present
  • Analyze the social, aesthetic, and personal value of theatre from the nineteenth century to the present
  • 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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