Introduction to Shakespeare

Permission Required:
No
Distribution:
English Literature
Prerequisite:
ENC1101
Credits:
3.00 Credits
Lecture:
3.00 Hours

Course Description:

This course provides an opportunity for guided reading, analysis, and discussion of Shakespeare's plays and poems. Students read and view plays representative of Shakespeare's mastery of a variety of dramatic genres, such as comedy, tragedy, history, and tragicomedy. Students learn the characteristics of each of these dramatic genres as well as the plays' dominant themes, motifs, and imagery. Students also learn the structure and other defining features of Shakespearean sonnets. The course includes instruction in Shakespeare's life and development as an artist, the Elizabethan worldview, the Elizabethan theater, and Renaissance as well as modern criticism of Shakespeare's work. The plays and poems of Shakespeare reflect the ethos of Elizabethan England but possess a universal relevance that transcends time and place. This is a writing course with international and intercultural content.This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement. A grade of 'C' or higher must be attained. This course is 3 credit hours.

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