INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 315 Studies in Drama Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 5 2 + 1 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. Eldin Milak Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course presents an array of American dramas written in the twentieth century The course will focus on the most prominent American playwrights of the age such as Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Eugene O\'Neill, James Baldwin, Sam Shephard, August Wilson, and their works. Selected plays will be presented and discussed together with their film and stage adaptations.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
By the end of the course students are expected to develop critical reading skills of varied drama texts, and get familiar with different trends and movements in American drama of the twentieth century and their contribution to the modern global culture. The course also aims to help students appreciate drama as one of the three major genres in literature and create oral and written discourse about drama as a cultural and aesthetic artifact and its performance.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Elements and nature of drama
  2. Understanding and Evaluating drama
  3. Susan Glaspell – Trifles (1916)
  4. Eugene O\'Neill - Long Day\'s Journey into Night (1940)
  5. Eugene O\'Neill - Long Day\'s Journey into Night (1940)
  6. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
  7. Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)
  8. MIDTERM EXAM
  9. Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman (1949)
  10. Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman (1949)
  11. Edward Albee - The Zoo Story (1958)
  12. James Baldwin – Blues for Mister Charlie (1964)
  13. Sam Shepard – True West (1980)
  14. August Wilson – Fences (1985)
  15. FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Term Paper110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • -The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volumes D & E.
      • -Edward Albee - The Zoo Story (1958)
      • -James Baldwin – Blues for Mister Charlie (1964)
      • -Sam Shepard – True West (1980)
      • -August Wilson – Fences (1985)

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0