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ENG 208 Survey of Shakespearean Literature

ENG 208 Study of Shakespearean Literature

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ENG 208 Study of Shakespearean Literature

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 102

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This survey course examines Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, and tragedies, paying close attention to the major themes and characters, and their place in the social and literary context.  Students will do an intensive study of selected plays representative of the various types.

General Education Goals: ENG 208 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category: Humanistic Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows: Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.  ENG 208 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the universality of cultural values as found in the works of  Shakespeare, especially the plays;
  2. apply critical and analytical approaches to the study of Shakespeare’s works; and
  3. write critical and analytical essays about Shakespeare’s works.