Dec 09, 2023
ENGL& 227 - British Literature II: 17th to 18th Century Credits: 5
An historical and critical survey of selected works of English literature of the 17th and 18th centuries, including the metaphysical and neoclassical movements and their historical contexts.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Discuss the common elements in British literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
- Discuss the characteristics of the Puritan Revolt, the Restoration, and the Neoclassical eras as they are found in British literature of these periods.
- Use the study of literature to develop critical thinking and reading skills by introducing the problems of analysis, interpretation, and evaluation in response to works of a specific literary period.
- Apply critical thinking and reading skills to the study of the literary works of a specific era.
- Discuss the importance and relevance of the literature of the Puritan Revolt, the Restoration, and the Neoclassical eras to the modern and the contemporary world (especially as the literature relates to the psychological and spiritual needs of the world today).
Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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