2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL& 228 British Literature III (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 213 -CCN

Course Description
A study of representative works of literature written in the British Empire from the nineteenth century to present.

Student Outcomes
1. Read and interpret representative works of literature in characteristic genres (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, essays, biography, criticism) in order to understand how genre cocreates meaning.
2. Analyze a work of literature according to specific criteria in order to understand its social and historical contexts (e.g., religious movements, the British Empire, industrialism, the World Wars, scientific theories and developments, women’s suffrage, abolition of slavery).
3. Explain how cultural history helped to shape literary genres and trends and how these literary genres and trends also helped to shape cultural history (e.g. Victorianism, Realism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism).
4. Analyze the representation of diverse, underrepresented groups in the literature, specifically in regards to colonialism and imperialism in order to examine how identities/positionalities impact perceptions, actions, and the distribution of power and privilege in communities, systems, and institutions.
5. Critically engage the course content through writing a literary analysis essay.
6. Critically engage the course content through research in the discipline.
7. Demonstrate an awareness of how the literature and its contexts are relevant to contemporary people, issues, and problems in order to understand the global nature of this literature.

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