Academic Catalog


Course Code: 4500221
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4,5
Department: Foreign Language Education
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ELF ZTABAK AVCI
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course studies the characteristics of drama as a type of literature, types of drama and major trends in modern drama through close reading and analysis of plays from the Renaissance through the modern period by such playwrights as Marlowe, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Beckett and Ayckbourn. In this course, students will study and identify the elements of drama that distinguish it from other genres, read and identify individual playwrights representative of diverse theatrical expressions, examine social, religious, and philosophical forces that developed each trend, compare the contents and structures of the selected plays and discuss them in relation to each other.