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Course Description:
This course is a study of representative works of William Shakespeare and their relationship to the Renaissance and the Elizabethan Period. Topics may also include an exploration of Shakespeare’s dramatic career, conventions of the early stage, and methods of teaching Shakespeare in a middle or secondary classroom.


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Required textbooks/ course materials:

Bevington, David. Complete Works of Shakespeare, 7th ed., 2014. Pearson.  ISBN: 9780321886514

Gibson, Rex. Teaching Shakespeare, 1998 Cambridge.  ISBN: 9780521577885


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

ENL 4333 is not a general education core course. ENL 4333 is a core course for English Education majors enrolled in the baccalaureate program in the School of Education.

The purpose of the communications area in the English Education curriculum is to enable the student to read critically and communicate effectively in clear and correct English. The curriculum also requires students to effectively use the pedagogical tools of the teaching profession.

C-1 Communicate effectively in various rhetorical modes
C-2 Evaluate ideas using critical thinking
C-3 Demonstrate appropriate documentation techniques through various assignments
C-4 Analyze human experiences through reading and writing
C-5 Demonstrate the effective use of the conventions of Standard American English

E-1 Demonstrate understanding of instructional design and lesson planning by applying concepts from human development and learning theories
E-3 Demonstrate effective instructional delivery and facilitation by utilizing deep and comprehensive knowledge of core content.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Analyze assigned Shakespearean texts as sources of cultural, historical, theoretical and creative expression.

Respond to assigned works in a variety of means.

Practice the critical and analytical methodologies of understanding Shakespearean texts

Recognize the ways in which the assigned texts have affected history and literature.

Recognize the ways in which the assigned Shakespearean texts reflect the Renaissance and Elizabethan periods.

Analyze and research a Shakespearean play, develop a lesson plan, and teach a lesson on the assigned work.

Employ appropriate rhetorical patterns and analysis while demonstrating writing skills.

1, 2, 3

4, 5, 6, 12

3, 8

1, 2, 3

1, 2, 3

7, 8

4, 5, 6, 12

Objective Tests, Quizzes, Writing Assignments, Documented Essays, Essays, Unit Tests, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Teacher facilitated: The teacher will lead class discussions on the selected texts during the class periods.

Student centered: The students will take notes, practice skills of analysis, compose papers on assigned texts, and teach a lesson on one Shakespearean play.


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