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SHAKESPEARE (CUL-223554)

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Course Description:


Study six of Shakespeare's plays, including Henry IV- Part 1, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth,and Much Ado About Nothing,and a sampling of Shakespeare's sonnets in depth. Explore the use of theme, the power of language, play production, and background on such areas as tragedy and comedy, the Shakespearean theatre, and the Elizabethan worldview. This course fulfills the general education requirement in Humanities.

Prerequisite: an introductory study in literature, such as Introduction to Literature, Humanities Through the Arts or equivalents. This course assumes that students can write about literature analytically (e.g., identify themes, create an analytical thesis, document sources correctly, etc.).

Note: this course was formerly offered as Shakespeare: Power and Justice.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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