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ENGL2361 – British Literature I pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 8. This course introduces students to the broad spectrum of British literature and the contexts that shaped it. Readings will include major works from the Anglo-Saxon/Old English, Middle English, Renaissance and Restoration/18th century historical periods.
Prerequisites: ENGL1102
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of British literature studied.
  2. Understand these works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  3. Respond critically via discussion and papers to the literature studied.
  4. Articulate an informed personal reaction to the selections studied.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the specific authors' predicaments, situations, and dilemmas which lead to the creation of the selections.
  6. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the chronology of British Literature and its impact on the literature to follow.
  7. Describe and analyze the political, economic, and cultural elements which have influenced British writers in the production of literature.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences that have played a role in the production of British literature.
  9. Understanding the changing role of a world citizen as British writers have chosen to interact with their specific worlds by using their pens to reveal, criticize, and improve their respective worlds.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts
  • (8) Global Perspective

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