BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

British Literature 1603-1660: The Late Renaissance

ENGL 385


$ 564.00

Instructor: Jason A Kerr
Credits: 3.00

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ENGL 251 (Introduction to English Studies) & ENGL 291 (British Literary History 1) & ENGL 295 (Writing Literary Criticism).


Drama, poetry, and prose of the late Renaissance. Online access to Brigham Young University library services.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: The Poetry and Prose of John Donne
Lesson 2: Other Dimensions in the Works of John Donne
Lesson 3: Renaissance Drama
Lesson 4: The Poetry of Ben Johnson
Lesson 5: The Poetry of Robert Herrick
Lesson 6: The Poetry of George Herbert
Lesson 7: The Poetry of Richard Crashaw, Henry Vaughan, and Andrew Marvell
Lesson 8: Introduction to John Milton
Lesson 9: Milton's Prose and Sonnets
Lesson 10: The Heaven and Hell of Milton's Epic Paradise Lost
Lesson 11: All before the "Fall" in Paradise Lost
Lesson 12: The Fall and Its Consequences in Paradise Lost
Lesson 13: The Chastisement, the Plan of Reparation, and the Expulsion in Paradise Lost
Lesson 14: Milton's Closet Drama, "Samson Agonistes"
Lesson 15: The Poetry of Thomas Carew and Richard Lovelace
Lesson 16: The Poetry of Sir John Denham, Edmund Waller, Abraham Cowley, and Thomas Traherne
Lesson 17: The Significant Writings of Francis Bacon and Robert Burton
Lesson 18; The Prose of Izaak Walton, Sir Thomas Browne, John Locke, and Sir Isaac Newton

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.
Optional Materials Cost
   British Literature 1603-1660: The Late Renaissance Printed Course Readings    $ 12.00