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ENGL 326. British Literature: Romantics

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: The literary works, historical and cultural contexts, and criticism of Wollstonecraft, Blake, the Wordsworths, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Keats, and others. Focus of the course may vary.
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: The outcomes will not change. These courses teach their subject in a holistic way, so the subtraction of 1 credit will mean eliminating some readings but will not change the course description or outcomes. It may of course reinforce those outcomes less than formerly.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze Romantic ideas about aesthetics, particularly in terms of poetry and the figure of the poet through readings, class discussions, papers and essay exams.
2. Engage with historical events like the French Revolution and the Abolition movement and their effect on the Romantic period writers through reading, PowerPoint presentations, which will provide a visual dimension to student learning, and class discussions.
3. Engage in close readings of particular poems, novels and non-fiction writings through frequent class discussions.
4. Engage with the discourse of the English profession by writing literary analysis for an interested audience.
5. Craft carefully reasoned, well-organized essays analyzing particular texts in a series of papers and/or in-class writings.






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