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British Literature - Medieval and Renaissance
BRITLIT/MD&RN
CLASS CODE: ENG 331 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Letters requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Examines works and authors of the Medieval and Renaissance periods from Beowulf to Milton, and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends on the works and authors.
TAUGHT: Winter and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Development of the Medieval and Renaissance periods, including its major movements, genres, and authors; placement of the literature of this period in a relevant cultural and historical context; examination of how these two historical periods and types of literature interrelate; use of the fundamental tools of literary interpretation in the discussion, analysis, and evaluation of literature of these periods; broad context for further study and specialization.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience reflecting and enriching the human experience.
  2. Read literature within such contexts as nationality, historical period, ethnicity, and culture.
  3. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary texts.
  4. Continue developing library skills for literary research and document formal writing according to MLA guidelines.
  5. Integrate secondary texts into written work.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, discussion, and oral presentations. Interpretive, analytical, and/or critical evaluation papers totaling 15 pages. MLA documentation.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of English 251.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001