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This course is designed to introduce first year students to a range of Shakespeare’s plays as well as to develop their understanding of the different ways in which his plays have been received in recent literary criticism.
This course can be used towards an English major or minor. BA students who major in English would normally take at least two 100-level 15 point ENGL courses (which must include at least one of the following: ENGL117, ENGL102 or ENGL103), at least three 200-level 15 point ENGL courses, and at least two 300-level 30 point ENGL courses. Please see the BA regulations or a student advisor for more information.
In this course you will learn:knowledge of a selection of Shakespeare’s plays from a range of genres and from various stages of his writing careerknowledge of, and ability to apply, some key critical concepts of literary analysisability to conduct both textual and contextual forms of analysis awareness of arrange of critical approachesadvanced skills in academic writing.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Required texts (the Oxford editions are recommended, but any good annotated scholarly edition will do):• Richard III• As You Like It• King Lear• The Winter’s Tale(Image: Dave Baldwin's "As If We Were God's Spies" depicts Lear and Cordelia in prison. This painting is included in "Brief Candles: The Shakespeare Series". Licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0.)
Domestic fee $844.00
International fee $3,950.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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