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Topics in British Literature

This course is an in-depth study of a variety of English prose, poetry, and drama from the early settlement period through the 19th century.


English 1020

Pedagogical Approach

Portions of the texts are read aloud and interpreted orally through performance and class discussion.  Group activities, video performances, and individual research provide additional instruction.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to . . .               

1). Analyze significant literary texts as forms of cultural and creative expression. 

2). Explain the ways in which humanistic and/or artistic expression throughout the ages expresses the culture and values of its time and place.            

3). Explore global/cultural diversity.            

4). Frame a comparative context through which they can critically assess the ideas, forces, and values that have created the modern world.            

5). Recognize the ways in which both change and continuity have affected human history.            

6). Practice the critical and analytical methodologies of the Humanities and/or Fine Arts.


Student knowledge is assessed based on two essays, an ePortfolio, various daily grades, and a final examination.

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