Shakespeare (3) A selection of the major plays studied to determine the sources of their permanent appeal. Intended for non-majors.
ENGL 129 Shakespeare (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
ENGL 129 constitutes a broad introduction to Shakespeare's dramatic works from a variety of thematic, historical, formal, and/or generic vantages. Approaches taken to the plays will vary from class to class, but may include a chronological introduction to the development of Shakespeare's plays, a consideration of a principal Shakespearean theme or themes through a number of plays from across Shakespeare's career, a consideration of Shakespeare's protagonists through a number of plays from across Shakespeare's career, or a consideration of a number of Shakespeare's plays in historical context. Time allotted for the discussion of each play will vary, but students should expect to read, on average, a play a week. This class will prepare students for advanced courses in early modern literatures as well as other academic courses that engage in the verbal and written analysis of complex written texts. Students will be evaluated by means of essays written in and out of class, essay exams, term-long reading journals, and class participation. Students should expect to complete a minimum of three written assignments in the course of the term. The course is a basic introduction to Shakespeare's works suited for non-majors, but may be used as English major elective credit or as credit toward the English minor. The course will be offered three times a year with 60 seats per offering. The course will be offered once a year as an honors course--ENGL 129H.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.