ENGL 210 Literature of the Middle Ages 3.0; 3 cr.
A study of selected texts including Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and a number of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Most texts are read in modern English translation. Attention is given to major literary forms, as well as the social and historical background of the period. Annually.
ENGL 211 Renaissance and Restoration 3.0; 3 cr.
A survey of non-dramatic literature from the early Tudors to the Stuart Restoration. Writers studies may include More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Jonson, Marvell, and Milton. Attention is given to salient features of the political, social, and philosophical background of the period. Annually.
ENGL 212 The Age of Shakespeare 3.0; 3 cr.
A course in which students study representative comedies, histories, and tragedies by Shakespeare. The plays are read intensively and understood in the context of the theatrical conventions of the period and the culture of play going in early modern England, as well as the social, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of the period. Each semester.
ENGL 213 Neo-Classical and Romantic Age 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that looks at the neo-classical principles of literature as reflected in the work of such figures as Pope, Swift, and Johnson, and then shifts to a study of romantic poetry, which is in part a reaction against Neo-Classicism. Annually.
ENGL 214 Victorian Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that emphasizes the major poets and prose writers of the Victorian period including Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Dickens, Carlyle, and Wilde. Annually.
ENGL 215 Twentieth-Century Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that concentrates on a close reading of selected and representative British and American texts of the modern period and goes on to consider literature of the later 1900s. Annually.