ENG 101, English Language & Literature I

An overview of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Restoration, beginning with the epic poem Beowulf and ending with Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man. Poetry, drama, and non-fiction prose will be covered. This is a writing course that also incorporates instruction in elementary English grammar and syntax.

Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

   • Engage with and discuss a broad scope of literature written in the English language, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Restoration

   • Read a literary work through its formal elements as well as its historical context

   • Write competently at the university level

Course Details:

   • English grammar: Elementary rules of usage

   • Elementary principles of composition

   • What is literature; Anglo-Saxon; Middle Ages; Renaissance; the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries