LSO375 - Introduction to World Drama

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Subject Title
Introduction to World Drama

Subject Description
The course provides an introduction to a variety of dramatic works from around the world. The course presents the art and history of theatre as it has evolved from pre-historic times to our post-modern world. We will examine the literature of theatre, structure, form, genre and style as well as how a play text is transformed into theatre.

Credit Status
One upper level Liberal Studies Option credit in the Arts & Humanity category for Seneca Degree programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

• Critically read play texts
• Analyze plays in the historical, social and theoretical contexts
• Analyze the various levels of meaning in a play text, including characters, plot, setting, props, music, etc.
• Produce coherent, well-organized analytical essays about issues in world drama

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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