Shakespearean Comedies

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Shakespearean Comedies

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Classics, English, European Studies, Literature, Poetry, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Students may only take one English Seminar course per semester. Spaces are limited.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This seminar will examine, in detail, some examples of Shakespearean Comedy. Shakespeare?s comedies end in marriage: however, many trials and obstacles have to be overcome along the way. We shall explore the complex issues raised on the journey towards a so-called happy ending. Recommended (not obligatory) text: RSC William Shakespeare Complete Works ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. Plays: A Midsummer Night?s Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Measure For Measure.

    Assessment: 15% class presentation write up, 15% for a minor essay, and 70% for the final essay.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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