Jan 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL& 220 - Introduction to Shakespeare

5 credits

A grade of “C-” or better in ENGL& 101 .

An introduction to the comedies, the histories and the tragedies, this course emphasizes development of the analytical skills necessary to read, write, speak, and think critically about the meaning and dramatic effect of Shakespeare’s plays. Additionally, attention is given to understanding the plays within the context of early modern history and culture.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies humanities distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Comprehending the complex characters, themes and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays
  • Recognizing cultural and historical influences on Shakespeare’s work
  • Analyzing and synthesizing ideas from the plays for a variety of purposes
  • Thinking critically about the plays and about one’s own responses
  • Understanding the thematic significance of the plays
  • Understanding the structural and technical formal elements of the plays
  • Engaging in logical, evidence-backed discussion of the meaning and art of the plays
  • Communicating critical and analytical responses to plays in one’s own, appropriate voice
  • Writing clearly and thoughtfully about the meaning and art of the plays
  • Writing for a variety of purposes, including to analyze, critique, and justify
  • Taking part in productive and effective group discussions and problem-solving session

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