May 27, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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EH 205 - Early British Writers

This survey course examines the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and other major writing from the Medieval Period such as Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as representative writing from the Renaissance and Restoration, including works by Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Swift.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term

Interactivity: Discussion Boards


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Describe the connections between history and literature;
  • Explain what is unique about early British literature;
  • Distinguish the styles of selected writers and the content of their works; and
  • Evaluate the diversity of values guiding writers and their works.

Credits: 3

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