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Course SummaryEnglish 101: English Literature has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Short lessons present this material in a simple and engaging manner, allowing you to use this self-paced resource to get started on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - Essay Prompts, Rubric & Instructions for English Literature|
The course objective of English 101 is to have you examine prominent literary periods and analyze literary theory. You will focus the Renaissance, Romantic, and Restoration periods, and works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Joyce, and more.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast poetry and prose, and identify various literary devices such as rhyme and magical realism.
- Break down Old and Middle English literature to discover the emergence of genre, vernacular, and frame narratives.
- Demonstrate how the themes, plot, and characters of the Renaissance in English literature shape contemporary literature.
- Dissect major works from the 17th and 18th century to understand their effect on society through religion, satire, and romance.
- Survey the Romantic period through poetry and prose to break down the themes of emotion, nature, and beauty.
- Point out the effects of Victorian literature on social and class issues.
- Evaluate different themes from assorted English Literature readings.
- Evaluate Turn-of-the-Century literature to distinguish how themes of fear, vanity, and oppression connect to each author's personal struggle.
- Analyze Modernist literature and discuss modern literary devices such as stream of consciousness and nonlinear plot lines.
- Consider the effect of criticism and nonfiction in English literature.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
English 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete English 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting English 101 exam on our site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on how you can transfer your credit.
|Literary Terms and Analysis||Learn about the literary periods and literary theory. Study how to analyze literature and some test-taking strategies.|
|Old and Middle English Literature||Examine medieval literature, including famous pieces like Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales.|
|The Renaissance in English Literature||Find out about Renaissance literature with a look at Shakespeare and some of his famous work.|
|17th and 18th Century English Literature||Take a look at John Bunyan, John Milton, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Ann Radcliffe. Also learn about Restoration comedy.|
|Romantic Prose in English Literature||Explore romantic prose through looking at work by Mary Shelley, the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen.|
|Romantic Poetry in English Literature||Discover Romantic poetry. Learn about Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, among others.|
|Victorian Literature||Study work by Dickens, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerard Manley Hopkins.|
|Turn-of-the-Century Literature||Examine writing from Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad, W.B. Yeats and E.M. Forster.|
|Modernism in English Literature||Learn about T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, D.H. Lawrence and other modernists.|
|Nonfiction in English Literature||Take a look at politics, Victorian thought and utilitarianism in literature.|
|Analyzing English Literature||Critique different types and forms of literature, including poetry, fiction and plays. Develop analysis skills to explore characteristics of literary tone, function and symbolism.|
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