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College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 200 - WCH British Literature and Culture I: 550 – 1660

4.00 credits.
(Western Cultural Heritage Core Course)
The first section of our two-part British Literature and Culture Survey Sequence, this course explores seminal works from the Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, Civil War, and Commonwealth periods. By examining the texts’ literary devices, themes, genres, structures, and contexts, students will develop their broad and close reading skills. They will also augment their knowledge about the early literatures and cultures of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. (The texts and themes explored in the course are shaped by the instructor’s specializations and interests: for details about materials covered during a particular semester, see the English Department’s website.) *Students in the English Literature Concentration should take this course during the fall of their First Year.