GE2406 - Shakespeare: Introduction to Genius

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (EL0200A – 3 credits)
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to involve students in the study of English through the reading, viewing, performance and analysis of the works of William Shakespeare. Students are provided with background information on Shakespeare’s life and times and the analytical tools to explore the themes and techniques used in Shakespeare’s work and to discover how these themes relate to their own lives. Students respond to the plays in a range of creative ways, producing written interpretations and adaptations, performances and recitations, digital videos and other multimedia products.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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