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College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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ENGL 2850 - Shakespeare Survey

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: ENGL 1220  or ENGL 1190 

Study of Shakespeare’s life, sonnets, comedies, histories, and tragedies. Writing of critical papers.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify poetic style and rhetorical devices in Shakespeare’s works.

Objectives:

  1. By completing a quiz or examination recognizing poetic style in Shakespeare’s works with at least 70 percent accuracy.
  2. By completing a quiz or examination defining rhetorical devices in Shakespeare’s works with at least 70 percent accuracy.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and evaluate theme, plot structure, characterization, and socio‐historical seting in Shakespeare’s works.

Objectives:

  1. By writing an essay that analyzes theme in Shakespeare’s works.
  2. By writing an essay that evaluates plot structure in Shakespeare’s works.
  3. By writing an essay that assesses characterization in Shakespeare’s works.
  4. By writing an essay that examines socio‐historical seting in Shakespeare’s works.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and evaluate Shakespeare’s world view and the system of values exhibited in his works.

Objectives:

  1. By writing an essay that analyzes Shakespeare’s world view.
  2. By writing an essay that evaluates Shakespeare’s system of values.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and evaluate the major genres of Shakespeare’s art (sonnet, comedy, history, tragedy) and define their characteristics.

Objectives:

  1. By writing an essay and/or examination that analyzes the sonnets.
  2. By writing an essay and/or examination that evaluates the comedies.
  3. By writing an essay and/or examination that assesses the histories.
  4. By writing an essay and/or examination that examines the tragedies.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Shakespeare’s Language.
    1. Rhythm and Rhyme.
    2. Poetic Devices.
    3. Rhetorical Devices.
  2. Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
    1. Structure and Form.
    2. Content and Love Theme.
  3. Shakespeare’s Comedies.
    1. Theme.
    2. Plot.
    3. Character.
    4. Setting.
    5. World View of the Comedies.
  4. Shakespeare’s Histories.
    1. Theme.
    2. Plot.
    3. Character.
    4. Setting.
    5. World View of the Histories.
  5. Shakespeare’s Tragedies.
    1. Theme.
    2. Plot.
    3. Character.
    4. Setting.
    5. World View of the Tragedies.

Primary Faculty
Peller, Scott
Secondary Faculty
Kos, Andrew
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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