Sep 17, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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ENG 3020 - Topics in Shakespeare


A survey of plays by Shakespeare and other Renaissance playwrights, often focused on a specific topic.

Requisites: ENG 250 or 2020 or 2 courses above ENG 2000 or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will develop a sense of the material conditions of London’s Early Modern theater culture, including the building of purpose-built theaters, the origin of commercial playing companies, and authorial collaboration in playwrighting.
  • Students will develop an understanding of early modern political, cultural, and philosophical contexts that inform the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
  • Students will master strategies of close analytical reading of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century playtexts, and employ a sophisticated critical and theoretical vocabulary for literary analysis.
  • Students will recognize and appreciate the dramatic literature of Shakespeare and his English contemporaries, studying specific dramatic conventions, including common themes, traditional plot structure and character development.



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