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ENG129 - Introduction to Early Modern English Literature


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Introduction to Early Modern English Literature


This course offers an introductory survey of early modern English literature from 1509 to 1660. Major works include courtly lyric, drama, epic, and prose romance. Topics include the Protestant Reformation, the Anglo-Spanish War, Tudor and Stuart courtly politics, print culture, and humanist learning. Designed for nonmajors and prospective majors, this entry-level course provides a foundation in critical thinking about literary history.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(English: Pre-1800)

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Offering Frequency

Normally offered every year