Feb 08, 2023
ENGL& 220 - Introduction to Shakespeare Credits: 5
A study of a selection of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies. Plays included may vary each quarter that the course is offered. Selections may include plays being staged in the Seattle area and those to be presented in the forthcoming season at Ashland Shakespearean Festival.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $2.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Apply reading and analysis techniques to a selection of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
- Evaluate the literary characteristics of Shakespearean sonnets and plays: comedies, histories, and tragedies.
- Identify the political, social, and literary contexts of the plays and sonnets.
- Recognize the continued relevance of Shakespeare’s works.
- Examine and evaluate stage, screen, and/or television adaptations of the plays.
Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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