- Basic Course Information
- Course Description: A survey of the development of British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Eighteenth Century. Students will study works of prose, poetry, drama, and fiction in relation to their historical, linguistic, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors and traditions.
- Prerequisites: Students must successfully complete ENGL 1301 and 1302 before enrolling in ENGL 2322. The class is identified as reading and writing intensive.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the literature of different periods or regions.
- Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions.
- Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
- Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature.
- Major Course Requirements
- Essay assignments will comprise the largest percentage of the final grade.
- Regularly scheduled Critical Thinking writing assignments will/or may comprise a percentage of the final grade.
- Regularly scheduled tests over the reading material will/or may comprise a percentage of the final grade.
- Information on Books and Other Course Materials
- Norton Anthology of English Literature: 9th Edition, Volume 1; ISBN: 978-0-393-91964-6
- Norton Anthology of English Literature: 9th Edition, Volume 2; ISBN: 978-0-393-91965-3
- Recommended: an English dictionary
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- COURSE ORGANIZATION AND SCHEDULES
Syllabi assignments derived from Norton Anthology of English Literature: 9th Edition
|Week 1/Unit One
||First day handouts and an introduction to the course are offered.
|Week 2 Unit One: Anglo Saxon Period and the Middle Ages to ca. 1485
|| Readings begin from the Anglo Saxon Period.
||Anglo Saxon Period material is covered, leading into the Middle Ages.
||Works from the Middle Ages continue.
||Readings are discussed circa 1400 and the time of Chaucer.
|Week 6/ Unit Two: The 16th Century (1485-1603)
||Study material from this period begins in the late 15th Century.
||Writing from the 16th Century is surveyed: the time of Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare.
|Week 8/ Unit Three: Early 17th Century (1603-1660)
||Written work during the reign of King James is studied.
||Source material includes writers leading up to the Restoration Period.
||Study continues of writers leading up to and during the Restoration Period: the time of Milton.
|Week 11/ Unit Four: The Restoration and the 18th Century (1660-1785)
||A range of poets from the post-Restoration period are discussed.
||The 18th Century and its writers are the focus
|Week 13 Unit Five: The Romantic Period (1785-1830)
||The Romantic poets dating from the late 18th Century are studied.
|Week 14/ Unit Six: The Victorian Age (1830-1901)
||Writing studies shift to the middle and late 19th Century and the beginnings of the 20th Century.
|Week 15/ Unit Seven: The Twentieth Century
||The course concludes with modern British writing from the 20th Century.
|Week 16 Final Exam Week
Disclaimer: “The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstance.”
September 25, 2017