Prerequisites: Completion of English 102 with a grade of C or better at CSULA, or the equivalent.
Course Description: English 200B is the first half of the lower-division survey of British Literature offered at CSU Los Angeles. In this course, we will examine significant literary texts its Anglo-Saxon beginnings up to the restoration of monarchial rule in Britain in 1660. We will begin the process of locating these texts in their specific historical and cultural contexts as well as in the broader and more contentious context of literary and aesthetic history. Since we will attempt to cover over 700 years of British literary history in less than ten weeks, we will be forced to omit much, generalize frequently, and move too quickly.
Because this is a lecture-discussion class rather than a formal lecture course, active and informed contribution to class discussion is expected from all students.