British Literature

  • Name:

    British Literature (ENGL400)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    American Literature (ENGL300)

British Literature


This course explores great works of British Literature, from Beowulf through Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Donne, Swift, Tennyson, and Hopkins, on into the 20th century. This is a rich and challenging course intended to develop critical thinking and aid student transition into post-secondary studies by interpreting, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating literature.


Monsters, and pilgrims, and knights, oh my! British Literature is full of enjoyable and exciting works. Join us as we explore tales of courage, chivalry, adventure, love, and faith. From Old English to Modern English, we will explore it all. Even if you have never been a fan of literature, you will enjoy this course! There is something for everyone. This class utilizes fun projects with art, technology, and creativity – with a plethora of choices to learn and demonstrate your knowledge. Come join us on this amazing adventure!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

I really enjoyed the group discussions, because I liked to see other student’s work and hear feedback from them.


This course is very well structured. The amount of work assigned each week is sufficient. The concepts are challenging, but you feel like you are actually learning something new.


Everything was easy to find.


It definitely has been a challenge, but I am thankful for what I have learned in this class.


You’ve taught this great subject and allowed it to be my favorite.


I just wanted to thank you for the effort and time you’ve put into this class and in teaching me! I have enjoyed this class!

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