Feb 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

LIT2561 ENGLISH LITERATURE 2 COURSE PROCEDURE


LIT2561 - ENGLISH LITERATURE 2

3 Credit Hours

 

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level Freshman or Sophomore.

 

Catalog Description:

LIT 2561 - English Literature 2 (H) (3 hrs.)

This course surveys exemplary texts of English Literature from the late 18th century to the contemporary era. Primary emphasis connects themes within specific genres and literary periods to their corresponding social and historical contexts.

 

Course Classification:

Lecture

 

Prerequisites:

ENG2211 Composition I or instructor approval.

 

Controlling Purpose:

This course is intended to familiarize the student with developments in English literature from the Romantic period to the present.  Its specific intent is to provide students an understanding of various genres, styles, periods, and artists and an appreciation of literary experience as it relates to real life.

 

Learner Outcomes:

The student in this course will develop a familiarity with general literary terminology and an appreciation of literary periods and specific works. The student will be able to research course material and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the material through class discussion and written reports.

 

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period.  Instructors may add other material as time allows.

 

Unit 1:  The Romantic Period 1785-1830

Outcomes:  Student will become familiar with literary works of the Romantic Period and will be able to relate the works to the social and historical context in which they were written.

  • Identify the most significant religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people.
  • Consider how the religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people are revealed in the literature of the period.
  • Compare the literature, philosophy, and social conditions of the period to those of today.
  • Recognize and evaluate various literary techniques.

 

Unit 2:  The Victorian Period 1830-1901

Outcomes:  Student will become familiar with literary works of the Victorian Period and will be able to relate the works to the social and historical context in which they were written.

  • Identify the most significant religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people.
  • Consider how the religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people are revealed in the literature of the period.
  • Compare the literature, philosophy, and social conditions of the period to those of today.
  • Recognize and evaluate various literary techniques.

 

Unit 3:  The Twentieth Century

Outcomes:  Student will become familiar with literary works of the Twentieth Century and will be able to relate the works to the social and historical context in which they were written.

  • Identify the most significant religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people.
  • Consider how the religious, political, and sociological characteristics of the English people are revealed in the literature of the period.
  • Compare the literature, philosophy, and social conditions of the period to those of today.
  • Recognize and evaluate various literary techniques.

 

Projects Required:

As assigned by instructor

 

Textbook:

Contact the bookstore for current textbook.

 

Attendance Policy: 

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

 

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

 

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

 

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

 

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

 

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.