USE THIS COURSE ONLY FOR GRADE PASSBACK FOR MULTIPLE ASSIGNMENTS PER COURSE. MUST SETUP HIDDEN MOODLE ASSIGNMENTS WITH "TASKSTREAM" LABEL TO STORE THE GRADES THAT WILL BE SENT FROM THE TASKSTREAM END.
TO HANDLE GRADE PASSBACK TO SINGLE ASSIGNMENT PER COURSE, USE ENG 121 COURSE INSTEAD.
USE THIS COURSE ONLY FOR GRADE PASSBACK TO ONE ASSIGNMENT PER COURSE. TO HANDLE GRADE PASSBACK FOR MULTIPLE ASSIGNMENTS PER COURSE, USE ENG 314 COURSE INSTEAD.
This course constitutes a broad introduction to Shakespeare's dramatic works from a variety of thematic, historical, formal, and/or generic vantages. Approaches taken to the plays will vary from class to class, but may include a chronological introduction to the development of Shakespeare's plays, a consideration of a principal Shakespearean theme or themes through a number of plays from across Shakespeare's career, a consideration of Shakespeare's protagonists through a number of plays from across Shakespeare's career, or a consideration of a number of Shakespeare's plays in historical context. Time allotted for the discussion of each play will vary, but students should expect to read, on average, a play a week. This class will prepare students for advanced courses in early modern literatures as well as other academic courses that engage in the verbal and written analysis of complex written texts. Students will be evaluated by means of essays written in and out of class, essay exams, term-long reading journals, and class participation. Students should expect to complete a minimum of three written assignments in the course of the term. The course is a basic introduction to Shakespeare's works suited for non-majors, but may be used as English major elective credit or as credit toward the English minor.
- Teacher: Alexander Swaim
Love and political ambition and violence and evil and laughter and wit and racial antagonism and the battle between the sexes and the joy and misery of being human - Shakespeare's plays are about all of that. Discover how they work in film and video. Learn to read films and understand what actors, directors, composers, set designers, cinematographers, etc. do to bring the bard's plays to life. We will view Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Othello, Much Ado about Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet and study how these plays got from the page to the screen. We will look at actors of the present day - Pacino, McKellen, Hopkins, Hoskins, Fishburne, Branagh, Thompson, DiCaprio, Danes, etc. and also at giants of the past, like Laurence Olivier, to see how actors create their roles. This course includes group work in reviewing film techniques, innovative writing instruction, and an introduction to research. You will have access to whole plays and to selected clips streamed to your computer. NOTE: This course fulfills the Arts (GA) requirement for students under GenEd and Arts (AR) for students under Core. Students cannot receive credit for this course if they have successfully completed English 0922.