2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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ENGL& 220 - Introduction to Shakespeare

5.0 Credits
A study of selected plays by Shakespeare, including historical and cultural context.
Prerequisite ENGL& 101 or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this 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.
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of Shakespearean works in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions.
  3. Describe the theatrical scene as well as social and political backgrounds in Shakespeare’s London.
  4. Describe and explain ways that Shakespearean texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.
  5. Compare varying interpretations of Shakespeare’s works.
  6. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.
  7. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.

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