Northwest Vista College
English, Reading, and ESL
British Literature II
Lec. Hrs. per wk:
Lab. Hrs. per wk:
This course is designed to introduce selected significant works of British literature the Romantic Period to the present. May
include study of movements, schools, and/or periods. This is a writing intensive course that requires a written research project.
CIP: 23.0801.51 12
Course Description (e-catalog):
ENGL 1301 or its equivalent with a “C” or better, and ENGL 1302 or its equivalent with a “C” or better.
PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 8th ed. Vol. 2 Eds. Stephen Greenblatt, et. al.
New York: Norton, 2006.
TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING:
The purpose of this course is to expose you to a variety of literary genres and to get you to think critically about literature and its
role in British society. We will gain a familiarity of the works of major British writers from the Romantic period through the
present; we will be able to evaluate the literature of these periods in the context of the historical, political, cultural, and
philosophical settings in which it was written. By the end of the course, you should feel confident about your ability to read
critically, think analytically about issues, and express your thoughts both clearly and convincingly.
You will be able to write with:
a strong sense of audience reflected in the structure of your writing
fluency, specificity, purpose, and the authenticity of your own voice
control of diction: words chosen for precision, appropriateness, and
You will be able to read:
with an appreciation for, and an insight into, British literature
critically, identifying themes, point of view, and cultural
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES / PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:
METHODS OF MEASUREMENT (grade requirements):
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