2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ENGL& 227 British Literature II (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 212 - CCN

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

Student Outcomes
1. Read and interpret representative works of literature in characteristic genres (e.g. novels, essays, drama, poetry, biography, and/or literary criticism) in order to understand how genre cocreates meaning.
2. Analyze a work of literature according to specific criteria, in order to examine its social and historical contexts (e.g. the British Interregnum and Restoration; imperialism and colonialism; rationalism; religious debates; the rise of the middle class and popular literature; the French Revolution; science; capitalism and industrialism; gender; race and the “other.”).
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. Romance, realism, Gothic, political, social and literary satire, sentimental literature, lyric, elegy, ode).
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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