Literature from the Classical period to the 17th Century

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ENG101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Carrigy



Awards offering Literature from the Classical period to the 17th Century

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Discuss the origins of and influences of the English language;
  2. Read and discuss signature literary texts from the 7th Century BC to the 16th Century AD which influenced English literature, and review them in relation to key questions in literary studies;
  3. Undertake textual  interpretation of two of Shakespeare's plays;
  4. Formulate and defend intertextual arguments relating to two plays of Shakespeare;
  5. Interpret Shakespeare's contribution to the English language, and to the development of modern thought.

Subject Content

  • The Classical Origins of English Literature
  • The Biblical origins of English literature
  • Old and Middle English
  • Shakespeare
  • The writing and influence of the King James Bible on the English tongue
  • English in the period of civil war and restoration

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (on site)
  • E-Learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Forum Posts (20%)
  • Reading Review Journal (30%)
  • Major Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Please contact your instructor before purchasing any texts