Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 230 - Introduction to Modern Drama


An introduction to modern drama from the late 19th century to the present, including representative works in realism, naturalism, expressionism, the absurd, and post-modern and post-colonial forms. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to plays in class discussions, examinations, and essays. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the evolving characteristics of the modern drama’s literary traditions, authors, and themes from the mid-18th century to the contemporary period.
  • Apply various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
  • Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
  • Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
  • Understand and apply the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of modern drama from the mid-18th century to the contemporary period.
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
  • Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
  • Utilize technology in assignments.

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