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.
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 Knowledge:
- Recognize the interplay between literary elements, cultural context, and interdisciplinary insights or scholarship to explain theirunderstanding of texts and genres.
- Demonstrate knowledge of thematic and stylistic content of selected readings specific to the content of British literature (medievalthrough neoclassical).
- Use critical reading and writing strategies to interpret literary texts, supporting their reasoning with specific textual evidence andcontextual knowledge.
- Engage cultural and critical perspectives to inquire into and analyze intersections of race, gender, class, and national or global historyintegral to literary studies.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- 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.
Learning How to Learn:
- 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.
- Collaborate with others in discussing works of literature and their historical and cultural contexts.