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ENGL 223 - Survey of British Literature to 1800

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102, which may be taken concurrently; open to English majors and minors only
This survey course will acquaint English majors and minors with key literary texts from the Anglo-Saxon, medieval, Renaissance and 18th century periods. Students will study literary historical periods, the development of literary forms and genres, and the historical and cultural contexts informing these writers’ world views. This course will investigate the self-image of the island nation that established one of the world’s greatest empires. Writers may include Bede, the Beowulf Poet, the Gawain Poet, Julian of Norwich, Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Milton, Haywood, Pope and Swift.