ENG 260 - Stage, Screen and Television Drama

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101 )

Dramatized scenarios play out around us all of the time. Because our culture avidly consumes plays, films, and scripted television shows, we rely on dramatic conventions in commercials, concerts, political demonstrations, and religious rituals . This course investigates these conventions through discussions of dramatic texts, including (but not limited to) plays, movies, and television shows. The course will provide students with an introduction to performance studies, media theory, and techniques of visual literacy, and will investigate various types of dramatic performance within a historical context. CU (Su)