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Major British Writers 1350-1660

ENGL 201.301

English 201 is a requirement for most English majors.  Students who will
be taking the English 200-203 series are urged to take English 201 first,
although following the chronological sequence is not mandatory.  English
201 is an intensive survey of important literary works from the 14th
through the 17th century.  This course introduces students to early
periods of English literary history.  Assignments will include selections
from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, several plays by Shakespeare, and
Milton's Paradise Lost.  In addition, samples from some other writers
will be discussed.  The English department offers four sections of this
important course to ensure that the classes will be small.