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ENGL& 220 - Introduction to Shakespeare

5.0 Credits
A study of selected plays by Shakespeare, including historical and cultural context (was ENGL 265). Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) or instructor’s permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major concepts in literature and drama by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of selected Shakespearean works. [REASON]
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of Shakespearean works in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions. [REASON]
  3. Describe the theatrical scene as well as social and political backgrounds in Shakespeare’s London. [REASON]
  4. Describe and explain ways that Shakespearean texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Compare varying interpretations of Shakespeare’s works. [REASON]
  6. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence. [REASON]
  7. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically. [COMMUNICATE]

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