ENGL& 225 Shakespeare II • 5 Cr.


Continues ENGL& 224 (prev ENGL 231) examining additional comedies, tragedies, and histories. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comfortable level of reading and understanding the language of Shakespeare, in poems and plays
  • Show a sense of Elizabethan culture and history
  • Recognize the difference between early and late plays, in order become aware of Shakespeare's development a an artist
  • Develop a process of analyzing plays and sonnets
  • Demonstrate improved inferential skills
  • Read both comedies and tragedies with insight
  • Identify controlling ideas and themes characteristic of Shakespeare's plays
  • Develop writing-about=literature skills and techniques
  • Practice effective group skills
  • Demonstrate oral presentation skills
  • ENJOY reading, discussing, and writing about Shakespeare
  • Assess own skills