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LIT 148 - Introduction to Dramatic Literature

Unit(s): 3.0

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a wide range of dramatic literature, from the plays of ancient Greece to contemporary drama. Students will study plays from representative literary periods and dramatists such as Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, Molière, Chekhov, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Susan Glaspell, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Miller, Luis Valdez, August Wilson, and/or others chosen by the instructor. Course reading and writing assignments emphasize dramatic form and structure, the aesthetics of drama, and drama as a reflection of major cultural events and beliefs. This course is designed for students interested in a detailed exploration of a specific genre of literature, students intending to major in a literary or arts-related field of study, and students intending to enter the teaching profession.

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