Jul 01, 2022
ENGL 309 - Major Works of British Literature
Study major works in verse, drama, and prose fiction, selected from British literature: medieval to modern periods.
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 or ENGL 102.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 3400.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Define historical periods and literary traditions, and understand the unique contributions of British literary masterworks;
- Define the principal themes and problems that emerge from the study of British masterworks and discuss–in both oral and written formats–the manifestations of those themes and problems within selected works;
- Demonstrate (1) an ability to analyze selected passages of a literary text and (2) an ability to use such analyses both to illuminate and complicate a reading of the text in which these passages occur;
- Demonstrate an ability to identify, find, and use library sources (books, journals, companions, etc.) in masterworks of British literary studies, resources that may further the student’s work both in and beyond ENCL 309;
- Possess an understanding of critical theory and its relationship to literary critiques.
5. Possess an understanding of critical theory and its relationship to literary critiques.
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