Introduction to Drama
This course is an introduction to the study of Western drama (from its origins in Greek plays to contemporary theatre) and to the principles and practice of expository writing. Students will develop an understanding of several critical approaches to literature, as they consider the literary, social, and cultural contexts of the works they study. Students will also develop their skills in literary analysis, focusing on the communication of this analysis in essay form, while using terminology appropriate to the conventions of the genre. A field trip to a local theatre performance is usually included in the course.