2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

British Literature, 1000-1800

Summer quarter

Faculty: Trevor Speller British literature

Fields of Study: literature and writing

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40012 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day


This all-level course will offer a broad survey of British literature from the years 1000 to 1800. We will read Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, and Eighteenth-century poetry, novels, nonfiction, and drama. The course will pay particular attention to religious and political changes in the period. A major component will be traveling to a play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Major authors will likely include Geoffrey Chaucer, Margery Kempe, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Horace Walpole, and Jane Austen. Students are expected to write two papers, participate in peerediting workshops, and complete quizzes and other in-class writing assignments. 

Maximum Enrollment: 24

Advertised Schedule: 12:30-4:30 Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21) plus one overnight field trip (dates TBA)

Required Fees: $300 for museum admissions and field trip to Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Preparatory for further studies and careers in literature, writing, and the humanities.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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