ENGL2322 British Literature to 1800

Course Description

This class is a broad survey of British Literature roughly from the 5th Century to 1800. We will study representative examples of the prose, poetry, and drama of that time. Our purpose is to study these texts in their original historical and cultural contexts so that we may learn what they teach us about the development of British culture before 1800 and how that culture influences our world today. 

In other words, we're going to look at really old literature to determine what those old blokes can teach us about what it means to be human today. (See? Simple!) 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: In order to participate in this class you must have: 3 hours each of Freshman Composition I & II (6 hours total)

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, each student will meet the following criteria for passing the course:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Students will draw well-reasoned, logically supported conclusions from information provided within the course.
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.
  • Communication Skills
    • Students will demonstrate effectively written, oral, and visual communication skills.
  • Social Responsibility
    • Students will demonstrate intercultural competence, civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
  • Personal Responsibility
    • Students will be able to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.