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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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52-2665HN Dramatic Literature: Honors


This writing intensive course focuses on dramatic texts by contemporary minority playwrights. We will examine the emergence and development of ethnic American drama, looking at works by African American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino/a playwrights. We will investigate issues relating to the politics of self-representation, the ways hegemonic dominant beliefs discursively construct the Other, and the intersections between race, gender, and sexuality. We will attempt to answer some of the following questions: What is at stake in the representation of people of color and queer people on the American stage How do issues of racial conflict and sexual politics inform the seemingly neutral domestic space of families and personal relations What are the linkages between race and class in contemporary society, as depicted by these playwrights By the end of this course, students will be able to think critically about issues of race, gender and sexuality in American drama, be conversant with theoretical issues of craft and practice in theater studies, and be able to speak and write in a sophisticated, articulate manner about literature in general, and contemporary ethnic American drama in particular. This is an Honors class. In addition to other possible pre-requisites, students need a minimum G.P.A. of 3.50 or higher to enroll.

3 Credits
WI Repeatable HL
Requirements 3.5 or Higher GPA



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