Survey of British Literature:Origin to 1800

Course Number: 
ENGL 208
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
A history of British literature covering the Anglo-Saxon period to Nineteenth Century with emphasis upon the reactions of literature to the social and political movements and some study of literary forms. Satisfies humanities distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisite: A grade of "C-" or better in ENGL& 101.
Course Outcomes: 
  • experience literature in all four genres
  • explore overriding themes in literature
  • comprehend important ideas and details from texts
  • recognize cultural and historical influences on the world's various literatures
  • analyze and synthesize ideas from texts for a variety of purposes
  • think critically about readings, and about one's own responses
  • understand the structural and technical formal elements of literature
  • engage in logical, evidence-backed discussion of literature
  • write for a variety of purposes, including to analyze and critique
  • take part in productive and effective group discussions and problem-solving sessions