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ENGL2314 – Introduction to Shakespeare pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: ENGL1101
Corequisites: None
  1. Demonstrate strategies useful for understanding and reading Shakespeare's writings.
  2. Define and indentify literary conventions used by Shakespeare.
  3. Interpret Shakespeare's writings from various literary perspectives in class discussions and in papers.
  4. Debate various interpretations of Shakespeare's works.
  5. Describe Renaissance England.
  6. Examine the timeless and universal aspects of Shakespeare's works.
  7. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of Shakespeare's works.
  8. Interpret and present a monologue or sonnet or create a Shakespearian sonnet.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of Shakespeare's impact on the evolution of the English language.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts

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