ENGL 52 Shakespeare (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Completion of English 96 or placement in English 1A
ADVISE: completion of ENGL 1B
or another English literature elective
A survey of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry that emphasizes his growth as a literary artist and the social and artistic forces which shaped his work in the Elizabethan/Jacobean periods. Students learn strategies for textual analysis and interpretation, engage in in-depth discussion, write critical essays, and develop analytical and creative projects.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Demonstrate awareness of the defining elements of Elizabethan and Jacobean genres and dramatic and literary conventions, considering ways Shakespeare's works reflect these elements and conventions.
- Outcome 2: Analyze individual texts to assess ways that Shakespeare's use of language specifically shapes the psychology and life of characters as well as the larger themes of the play.
- Outcome 3: Demonstrate, in writing and discussion, an application of literary techniques and poetic devices, including elements such as plot structure and scene development or meter, diction, metaphor.
- Outcome 4: Construct an argument based on an idea or topic from a single play, a comparative analysis of several plays, and/or the incorporation of valid literary criticism.