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ENG 131 British Literature

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    A Few Big Assignments

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    • Profile picture
    Nov 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    British Literature is great course to take. Taking the course brings the realization that most classical writings originated from British writers. It offers a new appreciation for what appears on the surface to be "old, outdated" literature. There will be plenty of note taking to start each new chapter, but afterwards it will become an engaging, fun class if one is willing to put in the work.

    Course highlights:

    I learned that literature, no matter when or where it was written, can be applied to everyday life. In the tale of "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, I learned ambition, while a wonderful quality to have, can corrupt. Many of the poems read in British Literature touch on human emotions, ranging from mourning to gladness and everything in-between. One of the biggest highlights was when two of my classmates, who don't especially like British Literature (or any class for that matter), were telling a lower grade student that "Dude, this book we are reading in British Literature is dope! It's freaking awesome!" That is the beauty in this class; it can reach out to people of all backgrounds.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take detailed notes at the start, and as the year goes on you will be able to tell which notes are just there for general information and which notes will apply for tests. Also, have fun! Mrs. Humann is excellent at making sure the lessons are never boring while at the same time maintaining a focus level where students still learn. Another piece of advice is do not over think. There will be questions she will ask, or questions on assignments or tests, where the seemingly over obvious choice is the correct choice.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Humann
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Nov 19, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    History and the writings that come from it envelop the present more than many students and learners know, and this British Literature class has demonstrated that. Learning more about where styles of literature originated and from where the English language evolved brings a sense of completeness in English studies.

    Course highlights:

    This course showed me how relevant older reading content is, how it can still relate to life today, and how to use the material I learned in my own writings and studies. A highlight would be the tragedy of Shakespeare's Macbeth, and the rich language that spun the tale of the ambitious king.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be ready to participate, and read the materials given to you! It will only create benefits in the long run, and can help open you to a love of the English language and its roots in Britain.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mrs. Humann
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Feb 22, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It's a very interesting a deep class dealing with many types of work from the romantic era.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights were reading different types of poetry. I learned I have interest in gothic writings.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    As long as you ask questions and read the material you'll be perfect.

    • Winter 2016
    • Mrs. Humann
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments

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