Course Abstract Details

ENGL-240, British Literature Since 1798

Credits: 3

Course Description

ENGL-240, British Literature Since 1798, provides students with a survey of British Literature from the Romantic, Victorian, and twentieth-century periods. Students will study major figures such as Austen, Wordsworth, Keats, the Brownings, Tennyson, Dickens, Hardy, Yeats, Larkin, and Heaney. Students will also examine the major aesthetic, social, and historical contexts of each period, such as Romanticism, Darwinism, domestic ideology, the rise of the middle class, imperialism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL-101 or ENGL-103. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES    ENGL-240, British Literature Since 1798, is designed to develop your ability to interpret texts and write clearly about literature. In this course, you will:   

1. Name and characterize the major voices that have contributed to the body of British Literature since 1798. (GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

2. List characteristics of the British Romantic, Victorian, and twentieth-century periods, and demonstrate how a selected work of literature is or is not characteristic of that period. (GE2; H1; H2; H3; H4)

3. Construct valid arguments about selections of literature through a process of close, critical reading and classroom discussion. (GE1; GE2;H1; H2; H5; H7; E2) 

4. Conduct research to develop clear and insightful literary interpretations. (GE1; GE2; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5; H7; E6; E7) 

5. Compare and contrast the voices of major British writers from different periods, genders, and classes. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; E1; E2; E4; E5) 

6. Place literary works in their historical, political, intellectual, and cultural contexts. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5; E4)  

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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