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ENGL 2031 - British Literature: Medieval to Romantic

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze early British Literature. Typical authors may include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Pope.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

  1. Investigate connections between past and present cultures
  2. Middle English period (1200-1485)
  3. Old English period (450-1066)
  4. Renaissance and Neoclassical period up to the beginning of the Romantic period (1485-1800)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in British Literature: Medieval to Romantic.
  2. Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  3. Respond critically to works in British Literature: Medieval to Romantic.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in early British literature
  5. Analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  6. Analyze international problems seen through the readings in British Literature from the Medieval period to the Romantic period that illustrate cultural, economic, and political differences affecting their solutions.
  7. Compare and analyze the roles and responsibilities of a world citizen based on readings in early British Literature and on contemporary societies.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious, and linguistic differences found in early British Literature.
  9. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements seen in early British Literature which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.

08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.


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