2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 12, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ENG 212 - British Literature 1798 to Present


Description: Exploration of major artistic, historical, cultural, philosophical, gender, and genre issues represented in selected works of British literature from 1798 to the present.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Characteristic elements and examples of literary texts and genres (themes, structure, style, types, and analysis) 
  2. Factors that affect critical reading and response: issues of translation, ethnocentrism, gender, and bias/prejudice 
  3. Historical, geographical, cultural, ethnic, race and gender contexts for the study of British literature from 1798 to present 
  4. Conceptual frameworks applied to British literature from 1798 to present: definitions of culture, gender, race, and ethnicity; literary terminology; aesthetic movements 
  5. Information literacy skills related to independent research 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Classify, analyze and compare representative works of British literature from 1798 to present within thematic, cultural, and aesthetic frameworks. (1)
  2. Analyze cultural, linguistic, historical and other factors that influence perspectives on British literature from 1798 to present, including attitudes about race, gender, and ethnicity. (2) 
  3. Evaluate the role of literature in illuminating, challenging and/or perpetuating prejudice and social inequalities. (3)
  4. Explain and apply key terms and concepts related to literature and cultural diversity. (4) 
  5. Employ tools of scholarship to communicate on issues of race, ethnicity and gender in British literature from 1798 to present. (5) 

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.