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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 334 - Perspectives on British Literature and Culture (3 credits)

(Prereq: ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course develops students’ knowledge of a wide range of British literary and cultural texts that are critically analyzed within particular social, historical, political, theoretical, popular, and/or aesthetic contexts. Through various overlapping forms of representation (textual, digital, aural, visual), students explore the major social, cultural, and political concerns of British literature and culture, including industrialization and urbanization, ideologies of class and gender, nation and empire, scientific progress and religious crisis, technological innovation, and modernization. The literary and cultural texts that students read, view, and listen to include canonical as well as lesser known titles that the instructor selects from these main sources: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, contemporary video, musical lyric, and / or cinema. The course features interactive and diverse approaches to assessment, from traditional papers to digital collaborations that show student engagement with British texts and their literary/cultural contexts. F, S.