There are three interdependent goals that this course will seek to accomplish these
seven weeks. These goals are to acquaint students with a wide (though necessarily
limited) selection of works from the vast expanse of British literature, to provide
students with an acquaintance with literary history and the British literary tradition,
and to increase students' ability to read, appreciate, and analyze prose, poetry,
and dramatic texts. In order to accomplish these goals, the students will be asked
to read the assigned literary texts, to engage in reflective writing assignments and
to participate in class discussions.