This course is designed to overview British literary history from the early Anglo-Saxon period to 20th century literature. Students will study elements of literature in close textual analysis with some introduction to critical theory. Through discussion, lecture, individual and group work, students will explore how British literary canon has shaped current-day society.
These courses comprise a variety of literary and informational text, writing for various purposes, speaking and listening, and language skills. Students will analyze texts for key ideas and details, evaluating the author's style and structure. Students will take part in discussions, projects, and writing assignments in order to develop writing and reading comprehension skills. Many activities and special projects in this course will require students to take leadership roles in order to boost confidence and build team spirit and respect amongst their peers.