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English 101: English Literature
34 hours (16 weeks).
December 2012 - April 2022.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: compare and contrast poetry and prose and identify various literary devices such as rhyme and magical realism; analyze Old and Middle English literature to discover the emergence of genre, vernacular, and frame narratives; demonstrate how the themes, plot, and characters of the Renaissance in English literature shape contemporary literature; dissect major works from the 17th and 18th century to understand their effect on society through religion, satire, and romance; survey the romantic period through poetry and prose to analyze the themes of emotion, nature, and beauty; discuss the effects of Victorian literature on social and class issues; evaluate turn-of-the-century literature to distinguish how themes of fear, vanity, and oppression connect to each author's personal struggle; analyze modernist literature and discuss modern literary devices such as stream of consciousness and nonlinear plot lines; and consider the effect of criticism and nonfiction in English literature.
Major topics include: introduction to English literature; literary terms and analysis; Old and Middle English literature; the Renaissance in English literature;17th and 18th century English literature; romantic prose in English literature; romantic poetry in English literature; Victorian literature; turn-of-the-century literature; modernism in English literature; nonfiction in English literature; and analysis of English literature.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or English Literature (12/16).