Aug 01, 2021
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.
- Characteristic elements and examples of literary texts and genres (themes, structure, style, types, and analysis)
- Factors that affect critical reading and response: issues of translation, ethnocentrism, gender, and bias/prejudice
- Historical, geographical, cultural, ethnic, race and gender contexts for the study of British literature from 1798 to present
- Conceptual frameworks applied to British literature from 1798 to present: definitions of culture, gender, race, and ethnicity; literary terminology; aesthetic movements
- Information literacy skills related to independent research
- Classify, analyze and compare representative works of British literature from 1798 to present within thematic, cultural, and aesthetic frameworks. (1)
- 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)
- Evaluate the role of literature in illuminating, challenging and/or perpetuating prejudice and social inequalities. (3)
- Explain and apply key terms and concepts related to literature and cultural diversity. (4)
- Employ tools of scholarship to communicate on issues of race, ethnicity and gender in British literature from 1798 to present. (5)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.