Three credit hours. One and a half hours of lecture and one and a half hours of seminar per week.

Identification and analysis of the themes, elements, and conventions of Shakespeare’s texts and contexts at an advanced level, including a study of the critical, textual, and scholarly traditions. Students will refine their critical reading and writing skills, acquire an understanding of the relationship between the primary texts and their cultural/historical contexts, comprehend the critical theory pertinent to studying Shakespeare’s texts, and apply critical theory in the reading of primary texts.