INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 336 Studies in Drama Undergraduate 3 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. I. Murat Oner, PhD Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course presents an array of British and American dramas written from the turn of the century to the post-war period (Second World War). The course will focus on the most prominent British and American playwrights of the age such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, John Osborne, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Eugene O\\'Neill 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, movements and genres in British and 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. Week 1: Elements and nature of drama
  2. Week 2: Understanding and Evaluating drama
  3. Week 3: Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
  4. Week 4: George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion (1912)
  5. Week 5: Susan Glaspell – Trifles (1916)
  6. Week 6: Eugene O\\
  7. Week 7: Midterm Exam
  8. Week 8: Kitchen Sink Drama / Angry Young Man: John Osborne – Look Back in Anger (1956)
  9. Week 9: Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey (1958)
  10. Week 10: The American Dream - Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
  11. Week 11: Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman (1949)
  12. Week 12: Drama of the Absurd: Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot (1955), Endgame (1957)
  13. Week 13: Edward Albee - The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961).
  14. Week 14: Comedy of Menace: Harold Pinter – The Room (1957), The Birthday Party (1957), The Dumb Waiter (1957)

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Term Paper110
    Attendance110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
      • George Bernard Shaw - Pygmalion (1912)
      • Susan Glaspell – Trifles (1916)
      • Eugene O\\'Neill - Long Day\\'s Journey into Night (1940)
      • John Osborne – Look Back in Anger (1956)
      • Shelagh Delaney - A Taste of Honey (1958)
      • Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)
      • Arthur Miller – Death of a Salesman (1949)
      • Samuel Beckett – Waiting for Godot (1955), Endgame (1957)
      • Edward Albee - The Zoo Story (1958), The American Dream (1960), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1961).
      • Harold Pinter – The Room (1957), The Birthday Party (1957), The Dumb Waiter (1957).

      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