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ENGL 228 Historical Perspectives in Literature I • 5 Cr.


Explores major themes and ideas found in the literature of a specific historical period. Selected literature will promote historical, cultural and philosophical understanding of the material on its own terms and in relation to a larger body of literature. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 and any 100 level literature course recommended.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Common Course Numbering changed course from ENGL 224 to ENGL 228
  • Demonstrate an awareness of a cultural attitudes, social/political forces, philosophical attitudes presented in the literature from a particular historical period.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of varying points of view within this historical period, including those presented by women and other minority voices whenever possible
  • Identify major themes and ideas
  • Recognize how style relates to content in various writers’ works
  • Apply the analytical process to literary works
  • Apply writing skills to analyzing literature

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