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An introduction to analyzing and writing about literature, focusing on the genre of drama. Students will learn techniques for reading analytically and critically and for writing critical/research papers on dramatic and theatrical works. The course will examine the generic characteristics of a variety of types of drama, including works written in English by men and women from diverse ethnic/cultural groups and some translated works illustrating various national traditions, from several different historical periods. Students must receive a C or better in this course for it to count towards the major.