||Meets MnTC Goal Area 6. This course introduces students to William Shakespeare through the study of a selection of plays and poetry. Focus is placed on making Shakespeare's language accessible, interpreting the works from various contexts, and identifying universal and timeless themes.
- Demonstrate strategies useful for understanding and reading Shakespeare's writings.
- Define and indentify literary conventions used by Shakespeare.
- Interpret Shakespeare's writings from various literary perspectives in class discussions and in papers.
- Debate various interpretations of Shakespeare's works.
- Describe Renaissance England.
- Examine the timeless and universal aspects of Shakespeare's works.
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of Shakespeare's works.
- Interpret and present a monologue or sonnet or create a Shakespearian sonnet.
- Demonstrate understanding of Shakespeare's impact on the evolution of the English language.
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