ENG 201, English Language & Literature II

An overview of literature in English from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Poetry, drama, non-fiction prose and the novel will be covered. This is a writing course that also incorporates instruction in advanced 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 eighteenth century to the twenty-first century

   • Acquire the basic ability to read a literary work through its formal elements as well as its historical context

   • Learn to write competently at the university level

Course Details:

   • English grammar: advanced rules of usage

   • Advanced principles of composition

   • The Romantic period; the slave trade and the literature of abolition; the Gothic and the rise of a mass readership; the Victorian age; Modernist literature; Non-fiction prose

Image: Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet. By Herbert Rose Barraud (1845-1896) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.