SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:52:56 PMENGL 27 Course Outline as of Summer 2010

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 27Title:  INTR TO SHAKESPEARE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Shakespeare
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Study of Shakespeare based on a reading of representative plays and selected sonnets.

ENGL 1A or higher English Course.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Study of Shakespeare based on a reading of representative plays & selected sonnets.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:ENGL 1A or higher English Course.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Analyze selected sonnets by Shakespeare for both content and form;
2. Analyze representative comedies, tragedies and histories written by
  Shakespeare for their content, form and performance qualities;
3. Examine aspects of Elizabethan theatre as they pertain to the plays
  under study;
4. Analyze selected film adaptations and/or performances of the plays
  under study;
5. Identify and comment on the historical context of the Elizabethan  and Jacobean Ages.
6. Research the effects of Greek, Roman, Italian, and French literature on the works of Shakespeare.
7. Analyze the effects of Shakespeare's works on other world literary traditions.

Topics and Scope
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1. Shakespeare's time
  A. The Elizabethan Age
  B. The Beginning of the Jacobean Period
2. Shakespeare's Literary Influences
A. Greeks
B. Romans
C. Petrarch and the Italians
D. French Medieval literature
3. The sonnets and other poems
4. Shakespeare's history plays
5. Shakespeare's tragedies
6. Shakespeare's comedies
7. Shakespeare in performance
8. Shakespeare in film
9. Shakespeare criticism
10. The Shakespearean heritage: modern interpretations and his effect on world literature.

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I.Reading assignments of 50 pages per class session may include:
  A. At least five plays, covering histories, tragedies, and comedies
  B. Criticism
  C. Historical or other supplementary material
  D. Research
II. Writing assignments of a minimum of five papers of 1,000 to 2,000
    words may include:
  A. Critical analysis/response essays up 1000 to 1500 words
  B. Research papers up to 2000 words
  C. Midterm and final exam essays
  D. Collaborative writing projects
  E. Critical reading logs or journals
III. Other assignments may include:
  A. Group readings and presentations
  B. Viewing films or attending performances of Shakespeare
   C. Oral Analysis of sonnets and other poems

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
55 - 75%
Research paper up to 2000 words, Critical reading logs, analysis/response essays incorporating some research 1000 to 1500 words
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Multiple choice, Completion, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance, class discussion

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Norton Shakespeare. Greenblatt, W. W. Norton, 2008.
The Bedford Anthology to Shakespeare. Russ McDonald. Bedford, 2001.
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Harold Bloom. Riverhead, 1998 (Classic).
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Michael Dobson and Stanley
    Wells, eds. Oxford Univ. Press, 2005.
The Necessary Shakespeare. 2nd Ed., David Bevington, Pearson/Longman, 2005.
Coming of Age in Shakespeare. Marjorie Garber. Routledge, 1997 (Classic).
Current editions of individual plays.

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