Fall 2019 - ENGL 315 D100
Studies in Seventeenth Century Non-Dramatic Literature (4)
Class Number: 4405
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 12, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
Office: AQ 6149
Office Hours: TBA
Prerequisites:Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.
Selected works of seventeenth-century poetry and/or prose, situated in their cultural context. May include some writing from North America. Students with credit for ENGL 314 may not take this course for further credit.
The King James Bible
First published in 1611, the King James Version of the Christian Bible (KJV) may be the single most influential text in the English literature of the seventeenth century—or any other. In this course, we will read and discuss selections, from both the Old and New Testaments, with a view toward learning the major tropes, symbols, images, narratives, and interpretative problems of the Biblical legacy. Basically, if you’ve ever wanted to get a grip on the whole Bible thing, this is your chance.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
-- Acquiring a working familiarity with the King James Bible, considered as a foundational text of the modern world.
-- Augmenting general skills of textual interpretation and rhetorical argumentation.
- Mid-term 20%
- Presentation/other 15%
- Term Paper 35%
- Final Exam 30%
Flexibility and creativity are encouraged for the presentation element. It can be in-class or online; verbal or visual; individual or group work.
Reading, attendance, and other usual stuff.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
You, the readings, your time, and your effort.
Selections from the King James Version (KJV), in any edition or format, including online.
The Bible: Authorized King James Version. Eds Robert Carroll and Steven Pricket. Oxford World’s Classics, 2008.
Department Undergraduate Notes:
IMPORTANT NOTE Re 300 and 400 level courses: 75% of spaces in 300 level English courses, and 100% of spaces in 400 level English courses, are reserved for declared English Major, Minor, Extended Minor, Joint Major, and Honours students only, until open enrollment begins.
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- To receive credit for the course, students must complete all requirements.
- Tutorials/Seminars WILL be held the first week of classes.
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS