Representative works by five of the most important writers from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century, studied as introductions to philosophical and humanistic studies, explored as reflecting and shaping the leading ideas, assumptions, and values of their ages. Works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and other authors such as Milton, Swift, and Austen, with films and background lectures on the philosophical and historical contexts of the works and their authors. Instruction in analytical reading and writing is provided. Enrollment Requirements: Pre-requisite = ENGL 101 or 102.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017