Catalogue 2012 - 2013

HON 133 Love, Blood, and Power: Literature of the English Renaissance


3 cr.


Acceptance into the Honors Program and a "C" in ENGL 132 or equivalent.

Course Description

This course takes students beyond the plays of Shakespeare to explore the great achievements in prose and in dramatic, lyric, and narrative poetry of the English Renaissance. Readings also include non-literary works that provide cultural and historical contexts for the literature read. The course also satisfies the second semester writing requirement, substituting for ENGL 133 (English Composition II: Introduction to Literature). As such, it includes fiction, drama, and poetry with a strong emphasis on writing.


in spring only.