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6/20/2024 1:13:39 AMENGL 27 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

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Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 27Title:  INTRO 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.

Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Completion of ENGL 1A or equivalent
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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Describe principles of literary and dramatic analysis.
2.  Apply principles of literary analysis to the texts of Shakespeare.
3.  Write critical analysis and response papers.

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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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I. Shakespeare's Time
    A. The Elizabethan Age
    B. The Beginning of the Jacobean Period
II. Shakespeare's Literary Influences
    A. Greeks
    B. Romans
    C. Petrarch and the Italians
    D. French Medieval literature
III.   The Sonnets and Other Poems
IV.   Shakespeare's History Plays
V.    Shakespeare's Tragedies
VI.   Shakespeare's Comedies
VII.  Shakespeare in Performance
VIII. Shakespeare in Film
IX.   Shakespeare Criticism
X.    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 each. May include:
    A. Critical analysis/response essays up 1,000 to 1,500 words
    B. Research papers up to 2,000 words
    C. Midterm and final exam essays
    D. Collaborative writing projects
    E. Critical reading logs or journals
III. Exams (1-2)
IV. Literary research assignments
V.  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
50 - 70%
Writing assignments of a minimum of five papers of 1,000 to 2,000 words each
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Literary research
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, and/or Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance, class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. Greenblatt, Stephen. W.W. Norton. 2016
The Norton Shakespeare. 3rd ed. Greenblatt, Stephen and Cohen, Walter and Howard, Jean. W. W. Norton. 2015
The Bedford Shakespeare. McDonald, Russ. Orlin, Lena. Bedford. 2014 (classic)
Shakespeare: The Illustrated and Updated Edition. Bryson, Bill. Harper Collins. 2009 (classic)
Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Bloom, Harold. Riverhead. 1999 (classic)
Coming of Age in Shakespeare. Garber, Marjorie. Routledge. 1997 (classic)
Folger or Penguin or Signet editions of individual plays.
Instructor prepared materials

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