Form NC:

New Course Proposal






Form NC #:



12 September 2002



I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (see instructions).


Engl 3157. English Renaissance Drama. (Hum; 4 cr; prereq 1131, two from 2201, 2202, 2211, or 2212; offered when feasible)

Provides students with a sense of the literary, historical, and imaginative contexts surrounding Early Modern Theatre. Students will read Medieval, Elizabethan, and Jacobean dramas, with special attention to the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries (e.g. Marlowe, Jonson, Cary, Middleton, Webster).


II. Rationale (see instructions):

The study of this period of English drama is often limited to Shakespeare. This course offers a broader understanding of the historical and literary context of these plays, and exposes students to a wider array of dramatic writings that cannot be covered in survey or Shakespeare courses.


III. Other Course Information

First semester to be offered:

Offered when feasible

Principal Faculty Sponsor(s):

Gretchen Minton

Is course repeatable? (if yes, give max cr)


To what quarter course(s) does this correspond?


Course Type (choose one from instruction sheet):



Course requires:(check all that apply):


Laboratory sections


Recitation/discussion sections

IV. Assessment Information

Please state clearly and briefly the GOALS of this course.


To read and discuss a range of English drama from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, with special attention to Shakespeare's contemporaries.


How will you ASSESS the success of this course in achieving the GOALS described above?


Students will be evaluated based on regular quizzes, contributions to class discussion, and analytical papers that demonstrate critical engagement with these texts.


V. GER Exception Request

If no GER category is being designated for this course, give rationale for exception:


VI. Honors Rationale

If an Honors course, please outline how your proposed course will fit the Honors Program guidelines.