The Great Traditions in English Literature (3) Major works of fiction, drama, and poetry from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century expressing enduring issues and values.
ENGL 002 The Great Traditions in English Literature (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
Students are expected to learn fundamental skills of close textual analysis in the context of established literary texts of English and Irish fiction, drama, and poetry from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century that address large questions of ethical and social value. They are also expected to learn to talk and write clearly about the issues and ideas generated by the texts that they are directed to read. ENGL 002 will fulfill the writing component of the Active Learning Elements by requiring a minimum of three writing assignments. These assignments will be drawn from the following kinds of writing: essay, essay exam, or a semester-long reading journal. ENGL 002 will require all students to confront the major interpretive problems found in their assigned readings and to participate actively in the various forms of critical thinking required to comprehend and resolve those problems. ENGL 002 will require all students to participate in an assessment of the social behavior and other values, both communal and scholarly, relevant to the texts being read and discussed in the course. This course fulfills a General Education humanities requirement or a Bachelor of Arts humanities requirement. This course will be offered once a year with a limit of 60 seats.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.