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ENGL 261 English Literature to 1800

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    Cervone, Kemp, Lemon, BruceSmith, JosephDane, LawrenceGreen, DR. M. FETTEROLF, AbdallahMorelli, Jarret Keene, HeatherJames
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    Jul 06, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Whether this class is worth taking or not depends on the student's goals. If you're career involves intensive critical reading and writing, the class texts will force you to improve both and I would recommend it. People studying any form of storytelling should take this class as well; the literature is engaging with relevant themes people are still concerned with today.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how people even in the middle ages were discussing the same topics that are hotly discussed today. Topics such as the unrealistic ideal men project onto women, and the relevance of the institution of marriage. My ability to write essays also significantly improved. One big takeaway I got from the class was to not focus on gathering plenty of textual evidence, but to focus on a few lines and to go in-depth in analysis on it.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Understand that the reading load per assignment is heavy, so it's in your best interest to begin reading the day it is assigned. Doing so will also give you time to do second readings if necessary, as it will take time to get adjusted to reading in older forms of English. This is also very important because Professor James speaks frequently in class discussions, so reading beforehand will allow you to make the most out of the information she gives out. It will go a long way to the text making sense.

    • Spring 2017
    • HeatherJames
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Jun 22, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor James gave great insight on characters and their reflections on societal issues. Many of which related to global issues. She also inadvertently gave insight on ourselves as we continue our journey through love, war, acceptance, change, death, deceit; just about anything that will shape us into greater people.

    Course highlights:

    The interconnectivity between characters and ourselves helped me learn how to connect to emotions I'd never experienced before. It also exposed me to the greater issues that the world faces in terms of gender inequality, sexual orientation, monetary struggles, and injustice within a hierarchical bureaucracy.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay close attention to the readings. Characters and their journeys are of utter importance. The more you are familiar with poems, lyrics, scenes, stories, the more confident you will feel when those exciting midterms come around! Professor James offers extensive insight so take extensive notes!

    • Spring 2017
    • HeatherJames
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Nov 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Great professor and very informative!

    Course highlights:

    We learned about many of the greek leader and did quite a bit of reading

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitley take this course If you want an easy professor and want to learn

    • Fall 2016
    • Jarret Keene

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