Summer 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Murphy Jessica
Discipline and Number
LIT 3320 Section 55A
MW Time 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

This course will be a survey of Shakespeare's work, with a focus on his early career. We will read eight plays and pay some attention to film adaptations of those plays.

Required Texts:

Required Plays:
1 Shakespeare, William Merchant of Venice Penguin 9780140714623
2 Shakespeare, William Midsummer Night's Dream Penguin 9780140714555
3 Shakespeare, William Much Ado About Nothing Penguin 9780140714807
4 Shakespeare, William Romeo & Juliet Penguin 9780140714845
5 Shakespeare, William Taming of the Shrew Penguin 9780140714517
6 Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night Penguin 9780140714890
7 Shakespeare, William Two Gentlemen of Verona Penguin 9780140714616
8 Shakespeare, William Hamlet Penguin 9780140714548

Recommended, but not required:
Gibaldi, Joseph MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers MLA 7 9781603290241

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Careful reading of the assigned texts, active class participation, one=page response papers, one short paper (3-5 pages), and three exams. Assignments may include a brief presentation.

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