ENGL107-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024


15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 career
  • knowledge of, and ability to apply, some key critical concepts of literary analysis
  • ability to conduct both textual and contextual forms of analysis
  • awareness of arrange of critical approaches
  • advanced skills in academic writing.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 E12
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 E12
22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Philip Armstrong


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay One 30%
Essay Two 30%
Final Take-Home Test 25%
Attendance or extra essay 15%

Textbooks / Resources

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.)

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

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.

For further information see Humanities .

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