Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 313                                    
Course Title: Shakespeare
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Shakespeare's plays are engaged with the complexities of his time, and they also speak to ours. Working with a selection of plays, students will develop skills in the close reading of early-modern drama, learning how character, language, and dramatic form (tragedy, comedy, history, romance) shape meaning. They will analyze the intellectual, moral, social and political issues that Shakespeare explores, especially those involving justice, governance, the family, race, and gender. Because Shakespeare wrote his plays for performance, students will also analyze them as scripts by watching films and through their own performance.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250
Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: