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Introduction to British Literature

ENG 242W

Introduction to British Literature

ENG 242W

Course Description

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Provides a sampling of the work of some of the major authors in British Literature. Requires works to be read and examined for an understanding of the material, an appreciation of the literary forms and for the awareness of understanding of the material, and appreciation of the literary forms and for the awareness of unifying themes that hold together a culture's conceptual framework. Enhances reading skills and aesthetic appreciation through exposure, discussion, writing and critical thinking. Credit may be earned in ENG 242W or LIT 242W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Demonstrate relevance of British literature to contemporary culture.

Participate in writing to learn activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical contexts for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Identify major eras, trends, and authors in British Literature.
  • Explain how texts reflect or challenge the culture from which they emerge.