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Shakespeare
SHAKESPEARE
CLASS CODE: ENG 373H CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Letters requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Focuses on the works of Shakespeare, his contemporaries, and the culture of Elizabethan England. (Intended for Honors Program students.)
TAUGHT: No regular offering.
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Shakespeare's life and times; the conventions of drama and the Elizabethan theater; application of critical theory to Shakespeare's work; Shakespeare's genre (tragedy, comedy, history, romance, and poetry); Shakespeare's contribution to and use of language; writing analytical papers.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: (1) Appreciating Shakespeare's diversity as a writer of comedies, tragedies, histories, romances, and poetry. (2) Appreciating Shakespeare's language. (3) Understanding the basic conventions of creative literature. (4) Understanding how Shakespeare's works emerge from particular cultural contexts. (5) Appreciating the world of ideas open to Shakespeare's readers. (6) Arriving at and defending valid interpretations of literary texts.
REQUIREMENTS: Read representative plays and poetry. Write analytical papers. Apply critical theory to class readings. Present with classmates scenes from assigned plays.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001