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ENG (English)
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
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Introduction to Shakespeare
Intro Shakespeare
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
William Shaw
Lecturer

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture6060Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ENGBA-16LLTEnglish BA-LiteratureElective
16ENGLBAEnglish BAElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLCRWEnglish BA-Creative WritingElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLFLMEnglish BA-FilmElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLLWR English BA-Language, Writing, and RhetoricElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLTEDEnglish BA-Teacher EducationElective
16ENGLBA-16ENGLMEnglish BA-MinorElective
Shakespeare for non-English majors. Seven to ten major plays, including representative comedies, such as The Taming of the Shrew; histories, such as Richard III; tragedies, such as Hamlet; and romances, such as The Tempest. Does not satisfy requirements for English major.

This is a part of the GEP HUM Review. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Identify important critical issues at the center of each play we study; describe how the form and content of Shakespeare’s plays in production are often shaped by prevailing cultural and political considerations.
 
 
Exam essay questions

Sample prompt: After reading about landmark theatrical productions and viewing films of Shakespeare’s plays over a 60-year period, how have different thematic concepts and stylistic approaches reflected the cultural values of various historical epochs?
 
 
Analyze and evaluate the ways in which actors can shade or shape a text's meaning with their voices, gestures, silences, and expressions.
 
 
Exam essay question:

Sample prompt: Summarize, analyze, and evaluate the ways in which specific actors have shaded or shaped a text’s meaning in performance through their voices, gestures, silences, and expressions.
 
 
Analyze the validity of a statement (one pertaining to the period, the author and the work under consideration) by explicating its underlying assumptions and concepts.
 
 
Essay assignments

Sample Prompt: Write a newspaper review of an individual version of a play in which your expertise at analyzing video versions of Shakespeare’s plays for scene-by-scene analysis, freeze frame analysis of interesting blocking, lighting, costume, prop, and gestural choices are all clearly displayed.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
N/A
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
(All "New Bantam Shakespeare" editions, ed. David Bevington)


As You Like It (ISBN: 0-553-21290-7) $4.99
Four Comedies (ISBN: 0-553-21295-2) $6.29
Four Tragedies (ISBN: 0-553-21281-8) $7.19
Henry IV, Part One (ISBN: 0-307-42120-3) $4.70
Henry V (ISBN: 0-553-21295-2) $7.95
The Tempest (ISBN: 0-553-21307-2) $4.99
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Stage and Page: Theatrical Practices & the History of the Book (Part I) Readings: 1. McDonald, p. 109-127 (Chapter 4: “Performances, Playhouses, and Players”);p. 127-128 (Map Showing the Playhouses in Shakespeare’s Time); p. 128 (Peacham Drawing); p. 135 (DeWitt Drawing) Stage and Page: Theatrical Practices & the History of the Book (Part II) Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus Readings: 1. McDonald, p. 11-22 (Early Life and Early Life as Author); p. 145-162 (Shakespeare’s Reading)

Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Readings: 1. McDonald, p. 219-236 (Town and Country: Life in Shakespeare’s England) 2. "Simon Forman's Dreams" (e-reserve), p. 188-191. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, McDonald, p. 303-325 (Politics and Religion)

Hamlet. Romans, Chapter 12 (Prohibition against Revenge; e-reserve) Francis Bacon, "On Revenge"(e-reserve. McDonald, p. 85-94 (Tragedy and History); p. 194-210 (“What is your text?”) Saxo Grammaticus, Amleth, p. 123-131 (e-reserve)

Macbeth. McDonald, p. 253-277, (Men and Women: Gender, Family, and Society) Raphael Holinshed, "Duff and Duncan," (e-reserve), p. 98-113. The Tempest. McDonald, p. 94-98 (Romance and Mixed Modes) 2. Montaigne "Of Cannibals" (e-reserve).
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
N/A
No new resources are required. HUM review.

1.   Students will identify important critical issues at the center of Shakespeare's plays


2.   Students will summarize how theatrical and film performances require critical choices about the themes and characters in Shakespeare’s plays


3.   Students will analyze and evaluate the ways in which actors can shape a text’s meaning with their voices, gestures, silences, and expressions


4.   Students will develop an appreciation for the collaborative nature of production


Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify important forms and themes that explore the issues covered in the plays and class discussions;

2. Demonstrate how different thematic concepts and stylistic approaches reflect cultural values of an historical epoch;

3.  Analyze the important dramatic moments and interpretive choices of each play;

4.  Identify differences in scenes to demonstrate how several ideas may be translated through speech, gesture, blocking, and movement 


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes20%This will be composed of 10 quizzes. Each 6-minute, ten-question, multiple choice quiz will be on the Thursday the play is due.
Midterm15%Proctored through the DELTA center
Final Exam15%Proctored through the DELTA center
Other35%Weekly Summary Blogs. One blog, due each week on Sunday.
Project15%Final project. (A) Book Review and/or (B) Scene Production

aeherget (Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:25:41 GMT): AECHH: Updated contact hours based on the friendly suggestion from CUE 4/6/2018.
aeherget (Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:26:27 GMT): AECHH: Updated DELTA anticipated enrollment at the faculty's request via email 4/9/2018.
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