Module/Course Description

Course Title: Introduction to Drama

Course Code: UU-LIT-1250-ZM

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Credits: 12.00

Course Description:

Background and Rationale

The main objectives of the course are to:
• develop the student’s capacity for analysis, synthesis and interpretation
• foster comprehensive general knowledge in the field of English Literature
• develop research skills appropriate to the field demonstrated in coherent essays and assignments
• develop the student’s ability to work autonomously/independently
• foster critical reasoning as evident in interpretations of literary texts

Learning Outcomes

The student completing this module will be able to:
1. grasp the basic elements of drama: plot, setting, character, denouement, irony, humour, figures of speech, stage directions
2. orally transmit an understanding of the plays in English
3. formulate interpretations of the plays in coherent argumentative essays
4. understand the traditions and innovations in the genre of drama
5. get acquainted with some critical approaches to reading of drama

Prerequisites: UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM, UU-FNT-103-ZM

Prerequisites Categories: Semester 1

Typical Module duration: 4.0 Week(s)


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