Dec 06, 2023
ENG 211 - British Literature: Beginning to 18th Century
Exploration of major artistic, historical, cultural, philosophical, gender, and genre issues represented in selected works from Medieval, Renaissance, 17th and 18th century British literature.
Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.
General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity
- 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 the beginning to the 18th century
- Conceptual frameworks applied to British literature from the beginning to the 18th Century: 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 the Beginning to 18th Century within thematic, cultural, and aesthetic frameworks. (1)
- Analyze cultural, linguistic, historical and other factors that influence perspectives on British literature from the beginning to the 18th Century, 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 to British literature from the beginning to the 18th Century. (5)
- Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.