Skip to main content
Unit of study_

ENGL3713: Shakespeare

2024 unit information

Shakespeare is sometimes taken to be a writer with a particular capacity to represent human nature. In this unit, you will test the limits of this assumption by considering some of the following: Shakespearean inhumanity; Shakespeare's animals; Shakespeare and the natural world; Shakespearean scepticism. At the same time as considering and questioning Shakespeare's treatment of the human, you will also discover new and productive ways to read his complex figurative language. Shakespeare writes for the stage, but he does so in a very particular way. This unit will allow you to engage with how, as well as what, he writes.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code ENGL3713
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
? 
12 credit points at 2000 level including 6 credit points from English
Corequisites:
? 
None
Prohibitions:
? 
ENGL2640
Assumed knowledge:
? 
None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand key aspects of Shakespeare's dramatic language.
  • LO2. relate Shakespeare's dramatic texts to critical aspects of his and our own contexts
  • LO3. produce (in writing or other means) cogent, evidence-based arguments that develop independent interpretations of Shakespearean language and drama.

Unit availability

This section lists the session, attendance modes and locations the unit is available in. There is a unit outline for each of the unit availabilities, which gives you information about the unit including assessment details and a schedule of weekly activities.

The outline is published 2 weeks before the first day of teaching. You can look at previous outlines for a guide to the details of a unit.

Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

This refers to the Mode of attendance (MoA) for the unit as it appears when you’re selecting your units in Sydney Student. Find more information about modes of attendance on our website.