Course Title : Shakespeare's Work
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 351-1 D 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The specific aim of this course is to discover Shakespeare through his texts: defining through detailed textual analysis, not only the ideas of the writer and the cultural / social climate of his ‘Time,’ but also to discover through those qualities inherent to his plays which makes Shakespeare universal and ‘Timeless.’ Assignment: An opinion essay on one of the Shakespearean works studied throughout the course.
Objectives To give students the motivation and skills required for advanced level English as to understand Shakespeare and some of his masterpieces in depth analyses of characters, plot, socio-economic background etc. Following is the list of some of his works to be studied thoroughly: - Macbeth - A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Hamlet
Course Outline
117th Century socio-economic background
217th Century Elizabethian theatre
3An overview on understanding Shakespeare and his universal value
4Macbeth, Introduction & Context
5Macbeth, Character Plot Overview
6Macbeth, Character Analysis of Major Characters
7Macbeth, Character Analysis of Motifs, themes, and symbols
8Midterm exam
9A midsummer Night`s Dream, Introduction & Context
10A midsummer Night`s Dream, Plot Overview
11A midsummer Night`s Dream, Analysis of Major Characters
12Hamlet, Introduction & Context
13Hamlet, Plot Overview
14Hamlet, Analysis of Major Characters
15Hamlet, Character Analysis of Motifs, themes, and symbols
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students to speak, write, listen and read at advanced level.
2Students to be motivated to have an attitude of continual learning for the English language.
3Students to be comfortable in handling and analysing a wide variety of textual genres.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects120
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 122
Midterms 122
Final examination 122
Other 2510
Total Work Load 120
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.8

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