2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ENGL& 226 British Literature I (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 211 - CCN

Course Description
A study of representative works of literature written in the British Empire from the Middle Ages into the sixteenth century.

Student Outcomes
1. Read and interpret representative works of literature in characteristic genres (e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, essays) in order to understand how genre cocreates meaning.
2. Analyze a work of literature according to specific criteria, in order to understand the social and historical contexts (e.g. evolution of the English language, including the movement from the oral to the literary tradition).
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.
4. Analyze the representation of diverse, underrepresented groups in the literature 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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