Aug 08, 2022  
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived 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: 4 Units

Interactivity: None

Final Assessment: Proctored Final Exam

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

  • Describe the connections between history and literature.

  • Recognize what is unique about early British literature.

  • Identify the styles of selected authors and the content of their works.

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the diversity of values guiding writers and their works.

Credits: 3

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