100年第2學期-0137 英國文學（二） 課程資訊
|Class work and reports||25||Each student must report on the assigned work|
|Mid-Term Exams||25||Written exam of 80 mins duration|
|Final Exams||50||Written exam of 80 mins duration|
This course is designed to give the student knowledge about the major trends in the 18th, to 21st Centuries vis-à-vis the major writers of the times – William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, John Keats, Gordon Byron, T.S. Eliot et al.
Besides reading the plays and poems of the period, we will also note the changes in culture, politics, laws and justice, science (Relativity) and the shift in Literary History from verse to prose in the development of the Novel.
British II is designated a lecture (i.e. large) course in the department but it should be an interactive dialogue between the instructor and students. A lecturer merely standing in front of the class giving opinions about textual readings just won’t do. Questions, answers and comments should be equally appropriate from both sides of the dialogue: the teacher and the students. The instructor assigns material which the students prepare before class, and class time serves as a forum for exchanging ideas.
At the beginning of the first and second hour of class each week throughout the year, a pair of students presents a 10-minute report on a chronologically-related topic (examples might include: the Peterloo Massacre; the First Reform Bill; Chartist demands; Nightingale in the Crimea). There may be exams on reading assignments during breaks, or papers assigned during those times, depending upon the nature of the material. The Midterm and Final examinations are rigorous, and consist of 5 parts, each worth 20% of the total exam grade.
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1: The Norton Anthology of English Literature
2: The Cambridge History of English Literature
3: Longman: “An Illustrated History of Britain.”