ENGL 252: Introduction to English Literature II

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2022
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 101E or ENGL 101H.
District General Education: C2. Humanities
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

This course surveys British literature from the late eighteenth century to contemporary British and postcolonial texts. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • interpret selected pieces of literature
  • evaluate the aesthetic content of selected pieces of literature
  • identify the progression and scope of the intellectual, social, religious and aesthetic history of the English-speaking people
  • appreciate the greatness of individual British writers
  • form and defend his/her own ideas about English literature

Major Course Content

  1. The Early Nineteenth Century
    1. Mary Robinson
    2. Jane Austen
  2. The Romantic Period (late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries)
    1. William Blake
    2. William Wordsworth
    3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    4. George Gordon, Lord Byron
    5. Percy Bysshe Shelley
    6. John Keats
  3. The Victorian Age
    1. Thomas Carlyle
    2. John Henry Cardinal Newman
    3. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    4. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    5. Emily Bronte
    6. Matthew Arnold
    7. Gerard Manley Hopkins
  4. The Twentieth Century
    1. Thomas Hardy
    2. William Butler Yeats
    3. T.S. Eliot
    4. W. H. Auden
    5. Dylan Thomas
    6. Philip Larkin
    7. Seamus Heaney
  5. Postcolonial Literature
    1. Jean Rhys
    2. Chinua Achebe
    3. Wole Soyinka
    4. Salman Rushdie
    5. Edward Said

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Beyond the required reading, students will consult secondary sources as they prepare their research paper, oral report, and journal.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Write a research paper on "Wuthering Heights." Prepare an oral report on "Things Fall Apart." Keep a daily journal on "Jude the Obscure."

Examples of Outside Assignments

1) read the assigned reading and complete the worksheets covering content, historical context, and style; (2) write a 5-7 page research paper on an assigned topic relating to the semester's reading; (3) select any two readings from the semester and develop an essay in which you discuss what we learn about the culture of the times as reflected in the assigned literature.

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture

IGETC Area 3: Arts and Humanities

3B. Humanities