Introduction to Drama (ELIT203) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Drama ELIT203 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Field Trip, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Evrim Dogan Adanur
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To analyze the historical evaluation and dramatic elements of the theatre, analysis of dramatic texts.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • gain knowledge on drama and theatre
  • comprehend the historical evolution of theatre from ancient Greece up to the 19th century.
  • know dramatic genres
  • can analyse dramatic texts
Course Content Drama and theatre, the historical evaluation and dramatic elements of theatre, analysis of dramatic texts.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 History of the theatre
3 Ancient Greek Tragedy Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
4 Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
5 Ancient Greek Comedy Aristophanes, The Birds
6 Aristophanes, The Birds
7 Ancient Roman Comedy Plautus, The Rope
8 Plautus, The Rope
9 Midterm Review
10 Ancient Roman Tragedy Seneca, Phaedra
11 Medieval Drama Everyman
12 Renaissance Drama Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
13 Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy
14 Restoration Drama William Congreve, The Way of the World
15 18th c. Drama Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
16 Final Exam Review


Course Book 1. Aristotle, Poetics
4. Sylvan Barnet, et. al., Types of Drama
7. Vena, Nouryeh, Drama and Performance
Other Sources 2. Ayşegül Yüksel, Dram Sanatı’nda Ezgi ve Uyum
3. Sevda Şener, Dünden Bugüne Tiyatro Düşüncesi
5. Terry Hodgson, The Batsford Dictionary of Drama
6. Lee A. Jacobus, The Bedford Introduction to Drama
8. Watson and McKernie, A Cultural History of Theatre
9. J. A. Cuddon and Sven Eric Molin, Drama: The Major Genres
10. Klaus, Carl H., Miriam Gilbert and Bradford S. Field Jr., Stages of Drama

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 10
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing X
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature. X
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts X
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects X
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres. X
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures X
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field X
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking X
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research X
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production X
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English X
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects X
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language X
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 127