Critical reading of and writing about selected tragedies, comedies, and histories of William Shakespeare. As a travel experience, this course is designed to promote an awareness of the historical, literary and cultural environment which gave rise to Shakespeare's work, as well as his continuing influence on British literature.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or equivalent.
English 475—Twentieth-century Christian Classics, England
This course is designed to promote an awareness of the historical and cultural environment which gave rise to the important work of several Christian authors from Britain in the twentieth century. Students will read works from J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers, Evelyn Waugh, T.S. Eliot, and Graham Greene, and visit historical sites relevant to those works. We will consider the ideals of Christian scholarship promoted by medieval monasteries and universities like Oxford and discuss our heritage and calling to honor God with our minds.