ENGL 511: Drama and Culture

This course provides a selective study of drama focused on a specific cultural theme, cultural group, or specific historical period. (Examples might include, but are not limited to, a focus on Christian culture, Asian-American drama, or sixteenth-century European drama.)

The course will be writing-intensive including formal and informal writing and will focus on formalist and cultural analytical approaches to drama.

Participants will learn how to:

-Explain how the form of a piece of drama (e.g. literary devices) conveys meaning.
-Manage the writing process effectively to generate organized, coherent, creative, specifically-supported, rhetorically-effective literary analyses.
-Interpret dramatic texts based on the culture of focus for the course (i.e. based upon the cultural theme, cultural group, or culture of the historical period of focus).
-Evaluate the meaning of a dramatic text using specific biblical principles.
-Assess the ability of artistic drama to foreground the results of evil and so encourage moral thinking and behavior.
-Evaluate the writing of student peers for accuracy and effectiveness.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Fall I course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II. 

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (W/S I 2021, Summer I 2021, W/S I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (W/S II 2021, Summer II 2021, W/S II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021, Fall I 2021, Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021, Fall II 2021, Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021, W/S I 2022, Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021, W/S II 2022, Fall II 2022)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2022)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: Paul Patton, PhD

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/24/21 – 10/18/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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