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ENG 204 - Survey of British Literature

4 Credit(s)

Survey of British Literature is a two-term sequence to acquaint students with representative works of important British writers, literary forms, and significant currents of thought. The material for the first term was written prior to approximately 1785 BCE. Each course may introduce students to different methodological perspectives/lenses through which to read and interpret literary texts, and may include developing an understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and interpreted. Primary emphasis is on reading and engaging with the literary materials.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Read and comprehend a variety of genres from diverse British literary traditions created prior to approximately 1785 BCE
2. Use close reading and interpretive frameworks to examine relationships between texts and their social, historical, cultural and literary contexts
3. Think critically about British literary and other texts, examining diverse issues from aesthetics to canon formation
4. Demonstrate awareness of the power and nuance of language: distinguish between denotative and connotative meanings in texts
5. Contribute to collaborative learning through formal and informal writing and discussion forums and/or creative projects. Use textual evidence to support interpretive claims about works for British Literature

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