ENG 248

Introduction to Literature - Shakespeare

Course Description

This course develops standards for critical evaluation using elements of drama and poetry. Students read and analyze selected Shakespearean works to understand and appreciate one of Western civilization's greatest playwrights.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum placement test score of 22 ACT or 108 CPT.
  • ENG 102 and college-level reading recommended.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze a number of selected plays and sonnets of Shakespeare.
  • Apply dramatic elements for critical evaluation of Shakespeare's plays.
  • Apply poetic elements for critical evaluation of Shakespeare's sonnets.
  • Interpret plausible meanings of important scenes and passages.
  • Evaluate staging problems during Shakespeare’s times.
  • Research the historical and social contexts of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.
  • Evaluate the historical and social contexts of Shakespeare's works.
  • Compare film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays to the actual works.
  • Write a documented research paper about historical, social, literary and/or cinematic interpretation of Shakespeare’s works.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 248141438Intro Literature Shakespeare 3Woods R 30/31/0Open
M W 09:30AM-10:50AMLA465

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