Modern World Drama

Course Details

Course Number: ENGL 6223  Section Number: 101

Fall 2011

Location: O'Donohoe Hall

Classroom Number: 110

Days & Times:

Tuesday - 6:30 to 9:20 p.m.



Course Attachments

syllabus  Engl 6223 - Modern World Drama - Sp 2011-20120312-105928.pdf

Textbooks

Stages Drama, Klaus, Gilbert & Field, 4th ed. papEight Plays, Henrik Ibsen, 1992
MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Tom Hoffman   
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Course Objectives

The instructor and students will focus their attention upon Modern World Drama as it developed from approximately 1836 to 1956.  The objective will be to understand, analyze and appreciate the social and historical events of that period by reading and discussing several representative works of that time period.


Course Expectations

Students will be expected to read 13 representative plays and additional class handouts and to participate in class discussions of each reading assignment.  In addition, students will be asked to attend a live performance of a Midwestern State University or community theater production during the semester.  Efforts will be made to bring actors and/or actresses from the Midwestern State University Theater or Backdoor Theater to participate in or to respond to class discussions.


Grading Standards

Students will be expected to write five to seven brief opinion papers (four to seven computer-generated pages each) on the representative works studied.  In addition, there may be an objective exam given at the conclusion of the semester depending upon the level of participation in the classroom discussions.  The papers may provide a basis for two-thirds of the grade, and the objective final exam and class participation may count as one-third of the grade.


Submission Format Policy

All papers are to be written following the format ad requirements of the MLA Style Sheet.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

All assignments are expected to be submitted on time unless there are extenuating circumstances, and an office conference is required.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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Attendance Requirements

Attendance:  Students are expected to attend each and every class and should not have more than two absences.  Excessive absences may result in the student’s grade for the semester being lowered one full letter grade OR the student being dropped from the course with a failing grade of “F.”


Other Policies

Cell phone use is not permitted in class. 

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