Dec 07, 2021
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.
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.
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher.
- Analysis of Shakespeare¿s plays: Critical reading of plays Critical writing about plays
- Characteristics of at least three of the four classifications of Shakespeare¿s plays: comedy, tragedy, history, romance
- Elements of drama: character, plot, setting
- Elizabethan theatre conventions
- Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age
- The play as literary genre
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the works of William Shakespeare.
- analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
- respond critically to the works of Shakespeare.
- articulate an informed personal reaction to the works of Shakespeare.
- analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
- 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.
- demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious, and linguistic differences between Elizabethan England and the contemporary United States.
- compare and analyze the roles and responsibilities of world citizens in both Elizabethan and contemporary society.
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