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ENGL 2035 - Shakespeare

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze a representative selection of works by William Shakespeare. The course will consider what the plays reveal about Elizabethan societies as well as what they suggest about the human condition in general.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Shakespeare
  2. Analysis of Shakespeare¿s plays: Critical reading of plays Critical writing about plays
  3. Characteristics of at least three of the four classifications of Shakespeare¿s plays: comedy, tragedy, history, romance
  4. Elements of drama: character, plot, setting
  5. Elizabethan theatre conventions
  6. Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age
  7. The play as literary genre

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the works of William Shakespeare.
  2. analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  3. respond critically to the works of Shakespeare.
  4. articulate an informed personal reaction to the works of Shakespeare.
  5. analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  6. describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements in the works of Shakespeare which influence the relations of states and societies represented in the plays.
  7. demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious, and linguistic differences between Elizabethan England and the contemporary United States.
  8. compare and analyze the roles and responsibilities of world citizens in both Elizabethan and contemporary society.


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