In this course, students will examine works from Shakespeare's era and following, in addition to studying source materials, historical information, critical articles, and related artworks. As a part of the course, students will be encouraged to explore their own interests in order to formulate a research-based portfolio of work.
In this course, students are expected to work towards achieving the following goals:
- to improve their overall writing, organizational, and interpretive skills.
- to develop the skills needed to structure, organize, and present a research-based project.
- to learn the process of researching topics through multiple disciplines and in a variety of media.
- to learn skills valuable in research-based writing.
- to develop an intellectual vocabulary surrounding the process of research and research-based writing.
- to formulate an original project designed around the student's interests and ideas.
- to develop the ability to think, communicate, and argue effectively within a variety of disciplines, including literature, history, art history, film, theater, philosophy, religion, and political history.