Details for 17th - 19th Century Literature in English

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: ENG102
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Carrigy



Awards offering 17th - 19th Century Literature in English

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

Unit Content


  1. Identify connections between English texts and their social and political contexts;
  2. Review the signature literary texts of the English language across the 17th-19 Centuries;
  3. Discuss how ideas, perspectives, and values are represented in texts and how they are received by audiences;
  4. Recognise and differentiate texts, through the identification of the structural, conventional, and language and stylistic features used by authors;
  5. Select evidence to develop, support, and justify a critical interpretation of a text;
  6. Classify and interpret arguments relating to the structure of two key English literary texts.

Subject Content

  • The 17th Century poetic text
  • The 18th Century: birth of the Novel
  • The Romantic poets
  • Redemptive plots in the 19th Century English bildungsroman
  • Mid Victorian poetry
  • New Frontiers of English: American Naturalism

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%)
  • Text Review Reading Journal (30%)
  • Major Essay (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Please contact your instructor before purchasing any texts