Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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LIT 225H - Shakespeare: Tragedy and Comedy

Credit(s): 3

In this course students will read, discuss and, if possible, see a presentation of selected tragedies and comedies: King Lear, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and others. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Draw reasonable inferences, interpret, and critically analyze a play.
  • Discuss the life of William Shakespeare.
  • Describe the nature of Elizabethan theatre.
  • Read and understand poetic language as written by Shakespeare.
  • Relate Shakespeare’s plays to the human experience, such as human motives, conflicts, and values
  • Define tragedy and comedy.
  • Describe the nature and purpose of the soliloquy and monologue.
  • Examine the nature of human experience and/or artistic expression.

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