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ENGL 2035 - Shakespeare

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 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): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR 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.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.


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