An exploration of a significant topic that characterizes the literature of Victorian Britain (1837-1901). The focus may be on a major theme such as power and gender, a figure such as that of the outcase, or a controversial debate such as that which occurred between science and religion. Authors discussed may include Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Dickens, the Brontes, and Hardy. Prerequisites: ENGL*110 and one of ENGL 201-ENGL 204. (ENGL*200 may be used in place of ENGL*110 in satisfying the prerequisite for this course). Distribution Requirements: HE.