ENG 221 - British Literature to Modern

Course Description

This is a survey of English literature from the romantics to the moderns. The emphasis will be on the major works of major 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 and stream of consciousness. Trace some ideas through works of each period; i.e., the concept of nature, of imagination and of women. Identify the personal myth structure of each of the major writers. Analyze literary forms such as allegory, sonnet, lyric, satire and short story. Develop and present a precise thesis about a particular work.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 112