Dec 03, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

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.

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)