Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600008097

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students attending this course will: • Comprehend the role of theatre in American society as a public platform where political discourses are debated and cultural issues negotiated. • Understand the impact of theatre on the formation of a distinctly American national identity. • Become familiar with major movements, figures, and events that significantly contributed to the development of American theatre. • Be able to approach a dramatic text by focusing on both its theatrical qualities and cultural significance.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is to examine the development of drama and theatre in the United States from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. The plays selected represent a variety of periods, styles, and perspectives. The course will explore the relationship of drama to social, political, and cultural forces in order to offer a more complete understanding of the uniqueness of American Drama and its place in the construction of an American identity.
American theatre, nineteenth-century, twentieth century
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Power-point presentations, video showings, e-learning platform, email communication, electronic submission of grades
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σάββας Πατσαλίδης, Θέατρο, Κοινωνία, Έθνος: Από την Αμερική στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες. Τόμος Α΄ (1620-1960). Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press, 2010.
Additional bibliography for study
Selected Bibliography Bigsby, C. W. E. A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama. Bordman, Gerald Martin. American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914. Chinoy, Helen Krich., Jenkins, Linda Walsh. Women in American theatre. Engle, Ron, Miller, Tice L. The American stage: social and economic issues from the colonial period to the present. Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Representative American plays: from 1767 to the present day. Senelick, Laurence. The American stage: writing on theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner. Walker, Julia A. Expressionism and modernism in the American theatre: bodies, voices, words. Watt, Stephen and Gary A. Richardson. American drama: colonial to contemporary. Wilmeth, Don B. and C. W. E. Bigsby. The Cambridge history of American theatre. Witham, Barry. Theatre in the United States, 1750-1915.
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