||Meets MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 8. This course introduces students to the broad spectrum of British literature and the contexts that shaped it. Readings will include major works from the Anglo-Saxon/Old English, Middle English, Renaissance and Restoration/18th century historical periods.
- Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of British literature studied.
- Understand these works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
- Respond critically via discussion and papers to the literature studied.
- Articulate an informed personal reaction to the selections studied.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the specific authors' predicaments, situations, and dilemmas which lead to the creation of the selections.
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of the chronology of British Literature and its impact on the literature to follow.
- Describe and analyze the political, economic, and cultural elements which have influenced British writers in the production of literature.
- Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences that have played a role in the production of British literature.
- Understanding the changing role of a world citizen as British writers have chosen to interact with their specific worlds by using their pens to reveal, criticize, and improve their respective worlds.
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