ENGL 2510 - British Literature to 1760
Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: ENGL 1220 or ENGL 1190
This course begins with a study of the literature from the Medieval period and moves to study works written throughout the age of Chivalry, the Elizabethan era, the Seventeenth century political upheaval and Restoration, and the Age of Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century. Authors that may be covered include Chaucer, Mallory, More, Sidney, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Raleigh, Donne, Herrick, Marvell, Milton, Dryden, Swift, and Pope.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of text and sub‐text of early British literature.
- Identify the text of Early British Literature.
- Analyze the text of Early British Literature (breaks an idea into component parts and describes the relationships).
- Synthesize the text of Early British Literature (puts the parts together to form a new whole).
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the core elements that define early British literature.
- Identify the core elements that define Early British Literature.
- Interpret/illustrate one or more core elements (theme, tone, plot, mystery play, ballads, lyrics, poetry, etc.).
- Analyze/distinguish between the core elements that define Early British Literature.
- Synthesize, in a research paper, the core elements that define Early British Literature.
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of the interaction between British history and literature.
- Identify the historical setting of Early British Literature.
- Locate the author as a product of the historical setting/environment.
- Analyze, by explaining the relationship between Early British Literature and the social, economic, and political forces of the time period.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to conduct research on an aspect of early British literature and write a paper based upon that research.
- Create a bibliography in a standard format.
- Evaluate the sources and the data.
- Analyze an aspect of Early British Literature.
- Synthesize the results of research and analysis of Early British Literature.
- Cite, parenthetically and on the works cited page, the sources used (MLA Style).
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to think critically.
- Identify the premises, conclusions, and reasoning used to justify claims.
- Evaluate the validity and soundness of arguments, based on qualitative and quantitative information, in order to accept, challenge or defend claims or findings.
- Draw conclusions about how information can be used.
- Evaluate the processes used in assessing hypotheses.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Roots of British Literature
- Introduction to British Literature/Language/History
- “The Dream of the Rood”
- “The Wanderer”
- Middle British Literature
- Geoffrey Chaucer
- Middle English Lyrics
- Mystery Plays
- Popular Ballads
- Sixteenth Century
- Sir Thomas More
- Thomas Wyatt the Elder
- Philip Sidney
- Christopher Marlowe
- William Shakespeare
- Sir Walter Raleigh
- Thomas Campion
- Early Seventeenth Century
- John Donne
- Ben Jonson
- Robert Herrick
- George Herbert
- Andrew Marvell
- John Milton
- Lady Mary Wroth
- Restoration and Enlightenment
- John Dryden
- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
- Jonathon Swift
- Alexander Pope
- Thomas Gray
- Christopher Smart
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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