This course is a survey of British Literature from Anglo-Saxon through the modern periods. Beyond literary interpretation and analysis, students will improve their skills in writing essays. They will be expected to write clear analytical essays with a thesis statement, focused points, topic sentences, strong development of ideas and clear conclusion. Coursework will emphasize expository and creative writing skills, research paper writing skills using primary and secondary sources, application of MLA style as well as writing a variety of poetry.
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen