ENG 270M: Introduction to Literature: Literary History: British Literature to 1800

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course introduces students to representative literature from the Middle Ages to 1800. Writers may include Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare. Students will consider these works within their historical contexts and discuss the ideas, intended meaning, and historical significance. Literary movements and methods of interpretation also will be discussed.


“C” or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring (once every 3 semesters)
Diversification: Literatures — DL
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Analyze key aspects of literature, such as how fiction writers use plot, character, setting, point of view, symbolism, and theme, and how poets use imagery, musical devices, diction, form, and tone.
  2. Place and explain literary works within their historical and cultural contexts.
  3. Connect the themes expressed in literature to their own experiences.
  4. Write engaging and well-supported essays using analysis and synthesis to explore literary themes.
  5. Use common terms and concepts appropriate to the study of literature.