Exploring three of Jane Austen's novels, this course emphasizes the ways in which the author expresses her concerns about the changes that were occurring in her time - specifically, the changes involving the status of women; the interconnection between marriage, money and love; and the relationship between social status and wealth. Students use their critical and analytical skills by assessing those issues and their influence on Austen's central characters.
Advisory: Students should please consider carefully whether they want to register for ENG-393-OL, which is a 3-credit course, or ENG-298-OL, which is a 1-credit course that requires students to read only one of the three novels required in the former. It is not possible to earn credit for both of these courses, either by registering simultaneously, or by registering for one and then for the other at a future date. This is an upper-level literature class. Students should be familiar with the vocabulary and conventions of literary analysis as well as the correct use of Modern Language Association (MLA) style documentation. Before enrolling in an upper-level literature course, students are strongly encouraged to complete English Composition II and one or more introductory literature courses and/or have equivalent knowledge.
Semester Hours: 3
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