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ENG405ENG405 British LiteratureSyllabus OverviewThis syllabus contains all relevant information about the course: its objectives and outcomes, thegrading criteria, the texts and other materials of instruction, and weekly topics, outcomes, assignments,and due dates. Consider this your roadmap for the course. Please read through the syllabus carefullyand ask questions if you would like anything clarified. Please print a copy of this syllabus for reference.Course Description3 CreditsPrerequisite: ENG201 English Composition IIThis course examines British Literature* along with its cultural and historical contexts from its AngloSaxon beginnings through the Twentieth Century. The course includes the reading and study of literaryworks such as poetry, dramas, short stories and novels written by prominent English* authors. Thecourse is designed to actively engage students by deepening their appreciation of style, structure andthemes in literature while examining the creative process and use of figurative language in craftingselected literary works in British Literature.*Please note: The terms British literature and English literature are used interchangeably in this course.They refer to the same thing.Course OutcomesAt the completion of this course, students should be able to: Demonstrate an appreciation and knowledge of British history and culture as reflected in BritishLiterature.Identify specific literary forms and major themes and ideas found within selected literary works.Assess how style relates to content in literary works of various authors.Apply critical and analytical processes to selected literary works.Demonstrate writing skills in analyzing and writing about literary works.Analyze and apply terminology of literature and literary analysis to selected literary works.Analyze plot, character development, setting, theme and mood in a drama.Identify analyze and evaluate the use of literary devices (e.g., foreshadowing, irony or imagery)to achieve specific effects and shape meaning in a short story, drama or novel.Critique an author's implicit and explicit exploration of specific themes such as Feminism andsexuality that impact an author’s writing and the perceptions of the reader.Page 1 of 10

ENG405 Demonstrate knowledge of analysis and synthesis in interpreting literature of various eras ofBritish Literature.Communication with Your InstructorYou will receive a welcome email from your instructor prior to the start of class. This email will containyour instructor’s contact information. Your instructor will also be communicating with you via severalmethods in the course, including: Announcements – This communication tool, located on the navigation menu within your coursein Canvas, contains important updates. Be sure to check for new announcements from yourinstructor each time you access your course. Q&A – Use this discussion board, located on the Home screen in your course, to communicatewith your instructor and classmates regarding general course questions (i.e. missing links,assignment clarification, etc.). Inbox – Use the Inbox, located in the top right corner of Canvas, to send a message to yourinstructor or classmates.Materials and ResourcesThere is no required textbook. All readings are provided within the course.Bookstore InformationThe bookstore can be located in the left-hand navigation of any Canvas course.Library ServicesDetailed information about the eLibrary can be found in the Student Resource Center. This is a coursethat all students have access to during their academic career at.Canvas Help Desk and Technical QuestionsIf you experience technical issues in your course, please contact the Canvas Help Desk by clicking theHelp link (top right corner within Canvas). There are 3 ways to contact them: Phone (888-628-2749)Live chatReport a problem (submit a ticket)Be sure to notify your instructor of any technical difficulties you are experiencing.Additional resources are available in the Student Resource Center and the Canvas Guides 121Page 2 of 10

ENG405Weekly ScheduleWeek 1OutcomesReadingsLiterature of the Middle Ages and Beowulf Lectures Determine the role of history as context for literary worksIdentify and explain the author’s stated purposeIdentify and describe parodyIdentify and explain ambiguities in narrative textsBeowulfNarrative sociotemporality and complementary gender roles in Anglo-Saxonsociety: The relevance of wifmann and woepnedmann to a plot summary of theold English poem BeowulfBefore reading this, please watch Lectures 1 and 2 for this weeko Beowulf, Lines 1-605o Beowulf, Lines 606-EndResourceWeek 1 VocabularyIntro to the Middle AgesPreparing to read BeowulfBeowulf, Lines 1-605Beowulf, Lines 606-EndBeowulf and the Angle Saxons (Read in Old English)Beowulf: The Movie TrailerDiscussionBeowulfAssignmentThe relationship between the narrator and the story. The narrator and the audienceWeek 2Geoffrey Chaucer and The Canterbury TalesOutcomesReadings Identify and explain the author's stated purposeEvaluate the overall impact of author's choice of narrationDetermine the impact of historical context on a literary workAnalyze and critique a parody in literatureEvaluate the significance of epic poems in literatureThe Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey ChaucerThe Wife of Bath’s TaleSeductive violence and three Chaucerian womenParadise Lost, Book 1ResourcesWeek 2 VocabularyIn Masterpieces of World LiteraturePage 3 of 10

ENG405Lectures The Canterbury Tales: A study guideGeoffrey ChaucerChaucer’s ProloguesFrom the Prologue to the Canterbury TalesThe Prioress’ Introduction and the Wife of BathA Two-Part TaleThe Wife of Bath’s TakeIan Johnston – Lecture on Paradise LostThe Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle EnglishThe Canterbury Tales PrologueGeoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury CathedralParadise Lost by John Milton (Poetry Reading)Scene’s from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 1DiscussionThe Canterbury TalesAssignmentExamination of the Canterbury TalesQuizRefer to your courseWeek 3The Role of the Plot & The Writer's TechniqueOutcomesReadingsLectures Identify and evaluate the short story literary genreRecognize , evaluate and explain plot to create meaningEvaluate the meaning of challenging texts by examining the writer's techniquesDetermine the significance of vocabulary in analyzing British literatureThe tardy evolution of the British short storyThe LieArabyResourcesWeek 3 VocabularyIn Authors and Artists for Young AdultHow Does it Measure Up?James Joyce: A Master of Writer’s TechniqueA Writer’s Technique Sets the ToneA Study of James Joyce“Araby”Discussion“The Lie”AssignmentPhase 1: Research Paper Topic and Introductory ParagraphPage 4 of 10

ENG405Week 4OutcomesReadingsLecturesExplain Narration & Analyze Setting Identify and explain the author's choice of narrationDetermine role of Modernism in British literatureExplain narration in literatureEvaluate and explain setting in literature to create meaningMiss BrillThe Diamond MakerThe Island of Dr. Moreau [Abridged]The Island of Dr. Moreau. [Review of the book Introduction. The Island of Dr.Moreau, by Harris-Fain, D]ResourcesWeek 4 VocabularyLiterary analysis guide: Analyzing a passageKatherine Mansfield’s Point of ViewExplain NarrationH.G. Wells: A Master of SettingAnalyze SettingH.G. Wells, War of the Worlds (Radio Broadcast)H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977 Movie Trailer)DiscussionThe Island of Dr. MoreauAssignmentPhase 2: Brainstorming and Research Phase (part 1)QuizRefer to your courseWeek 5Weaving the Web: Drama for the AgesOutcomes Readings Describe how the choice of form affects the presentation of a work's theme ortopicAnalyze the conventions of dramatic literature to identify how they express awriter's meaningEvaluate the author's use of parallel plots and subplots in increasingly challengingtextsAnalyze the use of subplot in a drama to create meaningSocial role and the making of identityJulius Caesaro Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 1o Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2o Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 3o Julius Caesar, Act 3, Scene 1Page 5 of 10

ENG405ResourcesLectures Week 5 VocabularyWilliam ShakespeareImportant Notes and Terms for Julius CaesarAn Overview of Drama and Tragedy, Rome and Julius CaesarBeyond the Cutting Room FloorThe Murder of Julius CaesarMarc Antony’s Speech following Caesar’s AssassinationDiscussionJulius CaesarAssignmentPhase 3: Research Phase (part 2)Week 6English Poetry and Poetic Meaning & InterpretationOutcomes Readings Identify the characteristics of a sonnet and interpret themAnalyze analogy and metaphors in poetryAnalyze sound and working in poetryCompare difference treatments of similar subjects or themes in poetryIdentify the social and cultural aspects of post-World War I poetry in Great Britain 17th Century Poetryo The Fleao On My First Son 18th Century Poetryo To His Coy Mistress 19th Century Poetryo Dover Beach Early 20th Century Poetryo The Rear Guardo Dulce et Decorum Est Teaching World War I poetry-comparatively Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night [Adapted]ResourcesBritish Poetry TermsWeek 6 VocabularyBritish Poetry from 19th Century to the PresentBritish Poets 1757 to the PresentWebliography for Owen, Sassoon and LarkinPage 6 of 10

ENG405Lectures The SonnetElements of PoetryThe Fly [Recitation]Dulce et Decorum EstDo Not Go Gentle into That Good Night [Recitation]Aubad [Recitation]When I am dead, my dearestDiscussion19th vs. 20th Century British PoetryAssignmentPhase 4: The Writing PhaseQuizRefer to your courseWeek 7The Novel & Various ExamplesOutcomesReadingsLectures Identify and explain the author's implied purposeAnalyze the author’s implicit and explicit philosophical assumptions in a novelCritique the scope of ideas in a novel from multiple resourcesCompare and contrast the influence of structure and movement within differenttexts from different authorsOverview and themes of the novella Heart of DarknessHeart of Darkness, Part OneHeart of Darkness, Part TwoChapter 1: The Early Married Life of the MorelsSons and Lovers: OverviewResourceWeek 7 VocabularyHeart of Darkness Part 1Heart of Darkness Part 2Joseph Conrad BiographySons and Lovers (Part 1)DiscussionCompare and Contrast using Literary TechniquesAssignmentPhase 5: Project Completion PhaseWeek 8Virginia Woolf and Modernism in LiteratureOutcomes Identify the importance of Virginia Woolf and her work in the literary canonCritique an author's implicit and explicit exploration of specific themes such asFeminism, homosexuality and mental illness in a literary workPage 7 of 10

ENG405 Readings Lectures Analyze the key concepts of Modernism in literatureEvaluate the importance of characterization in a literary workAppraise an author's work in relation to the author's biographical information andhistorical contextMrs. Dalloway (pages 1-34 only)Woolf's Mrs. DallowayNote: Scroll down to bottom of page 95 to start readingIn Concise Dictionary of British Literary BiographyResourceCharacter List for Mrs. DallowayMrs. DallowayModernism and LiteratureThe Voice of Virginia WoolfVirginia WoolfMrs. Dalloway TrailerDiscussionVirginia WoolfQuizRefer to your coursePage 8 of 10

ENG405Grading and EvaluationYour grades will reflect the way in which you present and support your topics and positions in thevarious learning activities used in this course. The grades will be based on the quality and quantity ofyour comments and responses in the various activities.Be sure to review the discussion and assignment rubrics in the course for specific grading criteria.The various graded activities are weighted as follows:Course Element% of Final GradeDiscussions40%Assignments (Weeks 1-2)14%Research Paper (Phases 1-3)11%Research Paper (Phases 4-5)8%Quizzes Weeks 2, 4, 618%Quiz Week 89%Total100%Students will be expected to meet all the deadlines of the class as indicated throughout the course andin the syllabus. This is primarily so we don't get behind in the course. In addition, discussions cannotoverlap from one week to the next. This is to ensure that all discussions and submissions take placewithin the week they are scheduled in order to be of value to the entire class as well as to help you notget behind. If there are extenuating circumstances, you will need to communicate that to the instructorand make arrangements accordingly, if appropriate.Late Assignments: Exceptions are to be determined by the instructor on a case-by-case basis. There willbe no opportunities for extra credit.Learner Success GuidelinesThese guidelines are provided to help you succeed in your coursework: Participate in the class introduction activity on the first day of class. Submit ALL assignments by the posted due dates and times. Check your emails daily. Contact Portal Help for logon problems or Canvas Help for technical issues with Canvas. Participate fully in all threaded discussions. Contact your instructor if you have questions about an assignment or need additional helpcompleting your work successfully.Academic dishonesty is grounds for dismissal from the program.Academic PoliciesPage 9 of 10

ENG405The following Academic Polices can be found in the Student Resource Center. Grading CriteriaReasonable Accommodations PolicyStudent Attendance PolicyAcademic Honesty and Integrity PolicyStudent Engagement and the Granting of Academic CreditCopyright PolicyCaveatThe above schedule, content, and procedures in this course are subject to change. All policies aresuperseded by the latest College Catalog available on our ge 10 of 10

The Canterbury Tales Prologue in Middle English The Canterbury Tales Prologue Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Cathedral Paradise Lost by John Milton (Poetry Reading) Scene’s from Milton’s Paradise Lost, Book 1 Discussion The Canterbury Tales Assignment Examination of the

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