ENGL2901A Survey of English Literature to 1660 3 ch (3C) [W]

This course provides an overview of English literature from the early Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance, including selected works by authors such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, in addition to selections from the work of other writers active during the earlier periods of the English literary tradition. The chronological organization of the course provides insight into the development of some of the central traditions and conventions of English literature as well as the relationship of each work to its cultural, intellectual, and historical context. The course usually includes poetry, drama, and prose. This course is required for the English Major and Honours programs.

Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in ENGL 1000 or equivalent.