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Course Description

This course is a study of the masters of British Literature from 1798 to present, as well as an exploration of major literary trends during the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary Literary Eras. Note: this course need not be taken in sequence. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for English 1A.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrates familiarity with important authors, works, genres, and themes in British Literature.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and interpret themes found in British Literature.
  • Interpret and identify literary passages from the major trends in British Literature
  • Explain the social and historical influences of British Literature from 1798 to present, including the influences of colonialism, post-colonialism, and modernism.
  • Examine literary techniques that are employed in the works of British Literature.
  • Synthesize and compare texts within a critical framework (e.g. Biographical Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Post-Structuralism, Feminism, Marxism, etc.)
  • Examine structural, linguistic, and representational literary theory techniques that are employed in works of British Literature, from its beginnings through to its more multi-cultural post-colonial and contemporary eras.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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