English Literature II – ENGL 216

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 06/30/2022

Course Description

A survey of English Literature from 1660 to the present. Two critical papers are required.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

The study of literature helps to fulfill the university aims of: fostering competencies in writing, speaking, reading, and appreciation of the arts; contributing to knowledge and understanding of other cultures and time periods; and integrating theoretical and applied knowledge within the context of a Christian worldview.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words. Illustrations in the way of direct quotes and cited examples from the primary source must be included; no sources other than the textbook can be used, with the exception of Discussion: Research Paper Thesis and Sources which requires at least 4 academic sources. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words (CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Critical Analysis Assignment

The student will write an essay in the format of his/her chosen program (current MLA, APA, or Turabian format). The essay must be 750–1,000 words and be based on 1 or more literary works from the course’s literature reading. The student is required to cite the Pearson textbook in a Works Cited/References/Bibliography page. Illustrations in the way of direct quotes and cited examples from the primary source must be included; no sources other than the textbook can be used. The student will benefit from reading through the optional Harris textbook before completing the assignment.  (CLO: A, C, D; FSLO: CT 1, 2, 3).

Research Paper Assignment

The student will write a Research Paper in the format of his/her chosen program (current MLA, APA, or Turabian format). The paper must be 1,200–1,500 words and be based on 2 or more literary works from the course’s literature reading. The student is required to cite at least 4 secondary sources in addition to the Pearson textbook. The student must cite his/her primary textbook and any scholarly sources in a Works Cited/References/Bibliography page. (CLO: A, B, D: FSLO: CT 1, 2, 4, 5).

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz (Quiz: The Restoration and 18th Century, Quiz: Romanticism, Quiz: Victorianism, and Quiz: Modernism and Beyond) will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. Each quiz will cover the information studied throughout the specified Module: Week(s), including the presentations and readings. Quotations from important works may also be included (CLO: A, B, C, D; FSLO: CT 1).