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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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EN 220 - British Literature I

Credit Hours: 3

A survey of selected works of major British writers from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1800 with a consideration of English literary tradition. 

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories: 

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate mastery of a basic body of literary-historical information pertaining to the periods under consideration: salient historical and social facts; names of major authors and works; specific or approximate dates of important works and careers; a rudimentary chronology of authors and literary movements to enable understanding of period, tradition, and influence;
  • define literary terms for modes and devices applicable to the periods under consideration in the course and recognize those modes and devices in use in literary works;
  • characterize periods in English literature before 1800 (Old English, Middle English, Renaissance [Elizabethan and Seventeenth Century], Restoration, Eighteenth Century/Augustan, and Early Romantic);
  • demonstrate ability to analyze literature critically, orally, and in writing with attention to subtleties of language, ideas, and form; and
  • demonstrate ability to gain insight on an author’s work through introductory-level library research and critical reading. (optional: course may focus entirely on primary texts)

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