English Literature II – ENGL 216

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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

Prerequisites

ENGL 101 and (ENGL 102 or MUSC 200)

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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    1. Analyze the major characteristics of applicable historical/literary periods, genres, and traditions and to locate specific texts within those periods, genres, and traditions.
    2. Identify key authors within a period and, applying appropriate literary terms, relate characteristic literary features and devices to their works.
    3. Demonstrate skills in close reading and analysis of literary texts in a variety of periods, genres, and traditions.
    4. Integrate a Christian worldview with the practice of literary reading and interpretation.
    5. Write with clarity.
    6. Recognize standard usage in English grammar, word choice (diction), phraseology, and sentence structure.
    7. Apply knowledge of sentence structure to basic sentence editing and revision.
    8. Write a persuasive analysis of a literary work.

Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes (FSLO): Critical Thinking

  1. CT 1: Determine the validity and logical consistency of claims and/or positions, using reading comprehension strategies when relevant. 
  2. CT 2: Structure an argument or position using credible evidence and valid reasoning. 
  3. CT 3: Compare and contrast the biblical worldview with a non-biblical worldview, evaluating the influence of assumptions and contexts on ethics and values. 
  4. CT 4: Plan evidence-based courses of action to resolve problems.
  5. CT 5: Relate critical thinking and ethics to participation in God’s redemptive work.

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 200 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 Board Forum 4 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 200–250 words.

Critical Analysis

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. The essay must be submitted through a SafeAssign link in Blackboard.

Research Paper

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. The paper must be submitted through a SafeAssign link in Blackboard.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz 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 modules/weeks, including the presentations and readings. Quotations from important works may also be included.