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LIT 142 - Major British Writers

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Introduction to the study and appreciation of major British writers particularly from the post-Renaissance through the contemporary period. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.
Competencies
  1. Identify the elements of poetry as they apply to British Literature
    1. Distinguish the elements of poetic form as they apply to British Literature
    2. Specify the elements of poetic content as they apply to British Literature
  2. Identify the elements of fiction as they apply to British Literature
    1. Distinguish the elements of fictional form as they apply to British Literature
    2. Specify the elements of fictional content as they apply to British Literature
  3. Identify the elements of drama as they apply to British Literature
    1. Distinguish the elements of dramatic form as they apply to British Literature
    2. Specify the elements of dramatic content as they apply to British Literature
  4. Differentiate at least five critical approaches to literature such as Formalist (New Criticism), Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Deconstructionist, Reader Response, New Historicist, Structuralist, Cultural Studies, New Eclecticist, and others
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches as they apply to British Literature
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches as they apply to British Literature
  5. Analyze a wide range of British literary works particularly from the post-Renaissance through the contemporary period
    1. Interpret poetry, fiction, drama, and other literary forms from British Literature using one or more of the critical approaches
    2. Evaluate poetry, fiction, drama, and other literary forms from British Literature
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of literary works from British Literature
    1. Value a wide range of poetry, fiction and drama from British Literature
    2. Practice reading critically a wide range of poetry, fiction, and drama from British Literature
  7. Develop an appreciation for the importance of British literature in culture
    1. Acknowledge the importance of British poetry
    2. Acknowledge the importance of British fiction
    3. Acknowledge the importance of British drama
    4. Acknowledge the importance of other literary forms in British literature



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