ENG 246 - British Literature I

Course Description

This course offers intensive readings of works from British authors spanning from early medieval works such as Beowulf through the Neoclassical era. Literature will be analyzed as artifacts within sociocultural and historical contexts and as representatives of styles and genres within this literary tradition. English or Humanities credit. Group 1 course.

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Required Prerequisites

Placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the interplay between literary elements, cultural context, and interdisciplinary insights or scholarship to explain their understanding of texts and genres.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of thematic and stylistic content of selected readings specific to the content of British literature (medieval through neoclassical).
  • Use critical reading and writing strategies to interpret literary texts, supporting their reasoning with specific textual evidence and contextual knowledge.
  • Engage cultural and critical perspectives to inquire into and analyze intersections of race, gender, class, and national or global history integral to literary studies.
Human Dimension:
  • Use their critical thinking about literature to make personal connections which help them understand the human condition.
  • Evaluate the relationship between the historical context and the social and cultural perspectives represented in the literature of each period.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Explore and reflect on literary themes to help them foster empathy toward others.
  • Practice aesthetic and ethical evaluations of literary texts that will help them deepen their appreciation of literary art and build empathy for the experiences of others.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Collaborate with others in discussing works of literature and their historical and cultural contexts.