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.
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.
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