SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 11:41:46 AMENGL 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 72Title:  SPECIAL TOPICS: DRAMA  
Full Title:  Special Topics in Drama
Last Reviewed:12/8/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Intensive study of a topic in Drama of current interest created and presented by an instructor specializing in a particular area. The purpose is to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, electronic, and other media.

Eligibility for English 1A.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intensive study of a topic in Drama. Designed to stimulate serious thought by an in-depth analysis of a subject or playwright through lecture, seminar, discussion, research, film, electronic, and other media.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 1A.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Examine selected topics through lecture/seminar/research/film and
  other media.
2. Read and analyze works of drama and their adaptation to film in
  relation to selected topics.
3. Evaluate concepts in relation to the topic, especially in critical
  analysis papers of 500 to 2,500 words.
4. Demonstrate critical thinking skills through written and oral
5. Collaborate effectively in groups to create a group project or

Topics and Scope
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Will vary with each offering depending on theme and topic selected.
Some examples of possible courses are:
Tennessee Williams
David Mamet
Melodrama and Farce
Greek Tragedy
Women Playwrights
Tom Stoppard
One-Act Plays

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Assignments will vary with each offering but would always include reading,
writing analytical papers, and discussion/participation. Some examples of
possible assignments are:
1.  Formal Summaries
2.  Reading Response Journals
3.  Short Critical Response papers (500 to 1,000 words)
4.  Short summaries of research on a particular playwright, concept, or
   historical/cultural period.
6.  Personal Response Papers in reaction to reading videos, lectures,
   plays, and performances
7.  Group or Individual presentations about particular works, playwrights,
   schools of criticism, time periods, or literary styles
8.  Readings of varying lengths, including literary criticism
9.  Viewing videos outside the classroom setting
10. Essay examinations on historical and cultural background to drama as
   related to the topic, definitions, or major concepts
11. Objective examinations and quizzes on historical and cultural
   background to drama as related to the topic, definitions, or major
12. Field trips to see performances
13. Participation in class discussions.
14. Critical Analysis Essays up to 2500 words using research and
   MLA format.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
50 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Quizzes and essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Primary texts will vary with each offering. This course may also include
the use of instructor-prepared materials, electronic media, or study of
media other than texts, such as film, video or art.

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