The British Literary Tradition

Arts and Humanities

The British Literary Tradition

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

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    • Name: Timothy Watson
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    • Location: 401 Ashe
  • Recommended for
    Because all English Department literature courses are writing-intensive, this cognate is recommended for students interested in literature who wish to improve their writing and need courses to fulfill the university writing requirement.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

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The rich literary tradition that developed in England and other parts of the British Isles, and that remains a significant part of our cultural heritage today; it includes writers such as Shakespeare, Swift, Austen, Dickens, and Woolf. Students will gain a broad understanding of the British literary tradition, or a substantial part of it, and will then focus in on a favorite author or literary period in this tradition.

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