Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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ENGL 214 - Survey of British Literature II


A survey of British literature, including prose, poetry, and drama, from the mid-18th century to the present. Representative works of major authors are studied in their literary, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of British literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. Students may enroll in ENGL 214  without having taken ENGL 213 . PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of British literary traditions, authors, genres and themes from the mid-18th century to the present.
  • Apply various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
  • Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
  • Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
  • Understand and apply the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of British literature from the mid-18th century to the present.
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
  • Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
  • Utilize technology in assignments.

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