TCNJ ENGL 228 - ENGL228 British Literature to the Restoration (2 pages)

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ENGL228 British Literature to the Restoration

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The College of New Jersey
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Engl 228 - Eng Lit To

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ENGL228 British Literature to the Restoration This enhanced course differs from its average unenhanced counterpart in its assignments very specific prompts encourage hands on learning a scoring rubric is used for assessment of student work and assignments are cumulative and recursive Learning Goals This course will engage faculty and students in the analysis and interpretation of texts in their diverse historical aesthetic cultural and theoretical contexts and lead to an understanding and appreciation of the development of literary traditions cultural values modes of thought and uses of language The course will also expect students to read critically write and speak with clarity and grace reason intelligently and argue thoughtfully and persuasively about pre 1660 British literature Since the language and culture of pre 1660 British literature is so foreign to students and since the forms and the aesthetic values of early British writers and readers differ significantly from postmodern forms and aesthetics students will be expected to construct integrate and critique cultural and historical frameworks for this period s literature and language Furthermore they will develop their understanding of the history structure and artistry of the language literatures and cultures of early British literature as well as enlarging the body of literature that they have read As a result of completing British Literature to the Restoration students should be able to conduct simple lexical and historical research in order to better read early British literature They should be able to read texts in the original Early Modern and Middle English such as Spenser and Chaucer respectively Old English texts such as Beowulf and texts composed in languages other than English such as Latin Old French or Irish Gaelic are read in translation Students should also be familiar with some early literary forms and conventions for instance beast fables dream visions epic poetry fabliaux frame tales



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