ENGL 263 British Literature: Middle Ages & Renaissance • 5 Cr.


Explores the relationships among language, literature, and cultural and intellectual context. Students examine representative works such as "Beowulf," Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," and the poems and plays of Shakespeare. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of British history, philosophy, and culture as reflected in the literature.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of varying points of view within this culture, including women and other minority voices whenever possible
  • Identify major themes and ideas
  • Recognize how style relates to content in various writers' works
  • Apply the analytical process to literary works
  • Apply writing skills to analyzing literature