ENG 220 - British Literature to 1800

Course Description

This is a survey of English literature from the beginnings to the pre-romantics. The emphasis is on the major works and writers. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: Identify historical and cultural characteristics of each of the literary periods. Identify literary devices such as image, symbol, irony, conceits, figurative language. Trace some ideas through works of each period; i.e., the concept of warrior, of women, of faith. Analyze literary form such as allegory, sonnet, lyric, satire, short story. Develop a precise thesis about a particular work.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 112