English 201: Selected Works of British Literature, Origins through 1800
AU 07, TR 7:30-9:18, Denney Hall, Rm. 238
Instructor: Mary Crone-Romanovski
Office: Denney 559
Mailbox: Denney 421
Office hours: TR 9:20 – 10:30 and by appointment
English 201 surveys English literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Eighteenth
The goals of the course are to introduce students to some representative works of these
early periods, trace broad developments in style, language, and genre, and make connections
between literature and the political, religious, or social events of history. This course fulfills the
GEC requirement in Category VII, Arts and Humanities: Part B Analysis of Texts and Works of
Art, section 1 Literature, group a United States/Europe focus.
[The following is OSU’s statement on this requirement: Courses in this GEC category aim to teach students how to
evaluate significant writing and works of art, and does so on the assumption that study of such objects helps develop
capacities for aesthetic and historical judgment, interpretation, and evaluation.
University-approved objectives for
courses for Category 5.B include: (a) developing the ability to be an informed observer of or active participant in the
visual, spatial, musical, theatrical, rhetorical, or written arts; (b) learning to describe and interpret achievement in the
arts and literature; (c) learning to explain how works of art and literature express social and cultural issues.]
Eng 201 Anthology
available in class R 9/20 and T 9/25 or online
. Oxford World’s Classics. ISBN 0192840312
available at SBX (you can also probably find a cheap copy online)
You must complete all written work to receive a passing grade.
Reading response portfolio
Participation and attendance
Final grade = (Your total points earned)/ 400
There will be two exams, a midterm and a final.
The exams are designed to test your
reading completion and comprehension, as well as your critical engagement with the texts.
questions will be a combination of identification, plot summary, and interpretive short answer
and will be based on the assigned reading, lectures, and class discussion.
If you have a conflict
on the day of an exam, you must notify me at least one week in advance
of the scheduled exam, and you must be able to schedule a time to complete the exam prior to the
class session for which it is scheduled.
If you miss an exam due to an unexcused absence, you
will not be able to make it up. (In other words, if you are indeed sick during the week of an
exam, go to the doctor and get documentation).