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.
Pedagogical Approach & Learning Outcomes
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.
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.
Assessment & Other Information
Student knowledge is assessed based on two essays, an ePortfolio, various daily grades, and a final examination.
Poetry In Translation (Open (Access) Textbook)
The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (Open (Access) Textbook)
Open Source Shakespeare (Reference Material)
The Works of John Donne (Collection)
Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, by William Blake (Open (Access) Textbook)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Open (Access) Textbook)
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Open (Access) Textbook)
CommonLit | My Last Duchess | Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy ... (Workshop and Training Material)
Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Open (Access) Textbook)
The Tennyson Page (Reference Material)