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ENGL 2520 - British Literature From 1760 to Present

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: ENGL 1220  or ENGL 1190  

This course carries on the study of British Literature from the Pre-Romantics through the modernist period and into the present day. Authors who may be covered in this course include Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron, Shelley(s), Dickens, Browning(s), Tennyson, Arnold, Rossetti, Hardy, Hopkins, Yeats, Joyce, Eliot, Lawrence, Thomas, and Heaney.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the text and sub‐text of later British literature.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the text of later British literature.
  2. Analyze the text of later British literature.
  3. Synthesize the text of later British literature.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the core elements that define later British literature.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the core elements that define later British literature.
  2. Interpret/illustrate one or more core elements, such as theme, tone, plot, play, ballads, lyrics, poetry, character, narrator, etc.
  3. Analyze/distinguish between the core elements that define later British literature.
  4. Synthesize, in a research paper, the core elements that define later British literature.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction between British history and its literature.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the historical setting of later British literature.
  2. Locate the author as a product of the historical setting/environment.
  3. Analyze, by explaining the relationship between later British literature and the social, economic, and political forces of the time period.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to conduct research on an aspect of later British literature and write a paper in standard format based upon that research.

Objectives:

  1. Create a bibliography in a standard format.
  2. Evaluate the sources and the data.
  3. Analyze an aspect of later British literature.
  4. Synthesize the results of research and analysis of later British literature.
  5. Cite, parenthetically and on the works cited page, the sources used in a standard format.

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to think critically.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the premises, conclusions, and reasoning used to justify claims.
  2. Evaluate the validity and soundness of arguments, based on qualitative and quantitative information, in order to accept, challenge or defend claims or findings.
  3. Draw conclusions about how information can be used.
  4. 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:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Select 1 or more authors from each era listed below:

  1. Pre‐Romantics
    1. Introduction to British Romanticism/History
    2. Christopher Smart
    3. William Blake
    4. Robert Burns
  2. The Romantic Era
    1. William Wordsworth
    2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    3. George Gordon Lord Byron
    4. Percy Shelley
    5. John Keats
  3. The Victorian Era
    1. Alfred Lord Tennyson
    2. Robert Browning
    3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    4. Matthew Arnold
    5. Christina Rossetti
    6. Lewis Carroll
  4. The Edwardian Era
    1. Oscar Wilde
    2. Thomas Hardy
    3. Gerard Manley Hopkins
    4. A.E. Houseman
  5. Modernism and Beyond
    1. William Butler Yeats
    2. Virginia Woolf
    3. James Joyce
    4. D.H. Lawrence
    5. T.S. Eliot
    6. Robert Graves
    7. W.H. Auden
    8. Dylan Thomas
    9. Seamus Heaney

Primary Faculty
Goossen, Carroll
Secondary Faculty
Ragan, Mary
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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