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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 440 - English Drama to 1642

Units: 4
A selection of British dramatic works from the beginnings to the closing of the theaters.  

Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 4810.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1.  Discuss in general terms how selected English Renaissance plays exemplify the historical periods and literary traditions from which they derive.
  2.  Define the principal themes and problems that emerge from studies of representative Renaissance plays and discuss–in both oral and written formats–the manifestations of those themes and problems within selected works.
  3. Demonstrate (a) an ability to analyze selected passages of literary texts and (b) an ability to use such analyses both to illuminate and complicate a reading of the texts in which these passages occur.
  4.  Demonstrate an ability to identify, find, and use literary resources (books, journals, concordances, lexicons, performance histories, etc.) in Renaissance dramatic studies, resources that may further the student’s work both in and beyond ENGL 440.
  5.  Possess and understanding of critical theory and its relationship to literary critiques.

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