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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENGL 240 - British Literature Since 1798

Number of Credits: 3
British Literature Since 1798 provides a survey of British Literature since the onset of the English Romantic movement. Students will explore the Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist periods and cultural issues relevant to each, such as domestic ideology, the rise of the middle class, Social Darwinism, and imperialism. (Fall term) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101  with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain how selected works of literature represent the British Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist periods (GE 3, PG2, PG3)
  2. Apply social-historical contexts to deepen reading comprehension and expand reflection (GE 3, PG1, PG2, PG3)
  3. Conduct academic research to develop well-informed literary interpretations (GE 4, PG5)
  4. Give an oral presentation on background information relevant to a selected work of literature (GE1, PG4, PG5)
  5. Write thesis-driven literary essays, supported by a close reading of primary and secondary sources (GE1, PG2, PG3, PG4, PG5)
  6. Analyze how selected works of literature present the struggle of historically marginalized groups in British society, such as women, social pariahs, colonized peoples, and the impoverished (GE3, GE8, PG1, PG3, PG5)

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