Jun 25, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 119 - Shakespeare


Course Description: This course introduces students to the world of William Shakespeare, examined in a global context, in Elizabethan London. Includes study of his poetic and dramatic vision by reading select poems and plays, and by examining themes dealing with inequalities in race, religion, gender and age. Students will watch plays live or on film and read selected scenes aloud in class.


ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Express literary concepts orally
  • Create written documents that employ Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation and capitalization
  • Create analytical essays that develop a central point supported by textual and other evidence
  • Evaluate literary texts, including major themes and connections to their lives
  • Analyze varied cultural and global elements in literature (setting, values, topics, themes, etc.)
  • Articulate broadening awareness of similarities and differences between 17th century English culture and their own

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