Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022


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ENGL 210 001 (CRN: 14167)


Department: English
Instructor: Ellenzweig, Sarah
Meeting: 2:00PM - 2:50PM MWF (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 14 (Reserved + All Others)
Reserved Seats for Fall Semester 2022 Matriculants: 3 (1 Available)
Enrollment data as of: 15-APR-2024 8:32PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM W
Description: "Beginnings" is a course about the emergence and development of English literature. It is a backgrounds class for majors and non-majors who are interested in reading, and/or in creative writing, and who want to understand the literary past and how it remains with us. You will leave the class with 1) a clear and informed grasp of the major authors, texts, and literary movements from the Middle Ages through the British Enlightenment, 2) some answers to why we should still care about these "early" authors and their writing now, and 3) sharpened skills in reading and appreciating poetry and literary forms generally. Our class will approach our literary past with openness and curiosity for what it might hold for us, remembering that we can’t find our voices without knowing something about the traditions, legacies, and heritages that precede and shape us. (This class fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for the English major as well as Humanities distribution.)