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An Introduction to British and American Literature

An Introduction to British and American Literature

Learn what your literature teacher knows.



    An Introduction to British and American Literature is the best way for you to gain deep insight and knowledge of literature from the 16th century to the 20th century; covering drama, poetry, short stories, and novels. You will learn from a university professor and obtain a professional certificate after completing the course. Enrol now for a limited-time discounted price.

    Like all the courses of One Education, An Introduction to British and American Literature is designed with the utmost attention and thorough research. All the topics are broken down into easy to understand bite-sized modules that help our learners to understand each lesson very easily.

    We don’t just provide courses at One Education; we provide a rich learning experience. After purchasing a course from One Education, you get complete 1-year access with tutor support. 

    Our expert instructors are always available to answer all your questions and make your learning experience exquisite.

    After completing An Introduction to British and American Literature, you will instantly get an e-certificate that will help you get jobs in the relevant field and will enrich your CV.

    If you want to learn about literature and want to get professional qualifications, you should consider An Introduction to British and American Literature from One Education.

    There are no hidden fees or exam charges. We are very upfront and clear about all the costs of the course.

    Course design

    The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

    You are taught through a combination of

    • Video lessons
    • Quizzes

    Will I receive a certificate of completion?

    Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognized professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

    Why study this course

    Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

    An Introduction to British and American Literature is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

    Course Curriculum

    Elizabethan Drama and Shakespeare's Hamlet
    The History of Drama 00:10:00
    Elizabethan Drama 00:12:00
    William Shakespeare 00:06:00
    Hamlet: A Synopsis of the Play 00:04:00
    Hamlet: An Anlaysis of the Play 00:19:00
    Hamlet’s Soliloquies 00:05:00
    Jacobean Literature and the Metaphysical Poets
    Jacobean Literature Poetry and Prose 00:12:00
    Puritanism & The English Civil War 00:11:00
    Metaphysical Poetry 00:08:00
    Metaphysical Poetry 00:08:00
    George Herbert 00:05:00
    Andrew Marvell 00:07:00
    John Milton 00:08:00
    The Rise of the Novel and Satire
    The Restoration & Glorious Revolution 00:06:00
    The Novel 00:08:00
    Early Novelists: Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding 00:11:00
    English Satire: John Dryden & Alexander Pope 00:06:00
    Jonathan Swift & Gulliver’s Travels 00:10:00
    Swift’s A Modest Proposal 00:08:00
    The Emergence of American Literature
    Colonialism & John Smith 00:07:00
    Pilgrim Writers 00:10:00
    The Revolutionary Period Writers 00:07:00
    The Knickerbocker Era: Washington Irving 00:14:00
    Frontier Fiction: James Fenimore Cooper 00:10:00
    The New England Renaissance
    The Westward Expansion 00:04:00
    Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson 00:10:00
    Transcendentalism: Henry David Thoreau 00:08:00
    Anti-Transcendentalism: Nathaniel Hawthorne 00:05:00
    Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter 00:08:00
    Herman Melville 00:05:00
    Edgar Allan Poe 00:06:00
    Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” 00:05:00
    Poe’s “The Raven” 00:07:00
    The American Civil War Era and the Gilded Age
    The American Civil War Era & Harriet Beecher Stowe 00:07:00
    Walt Whitman 00:09:00
    Whitman’s “Drum Taps” 00:06:00
    Emily Dickinson 00:09:00
    The Gilded Age 00:07:00
    Local Color Writing: Mark Twain 00:08:00
    Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn 00:11:00
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 00:07:00
    Women Writers of the 19th Century
    Female Writers & The French Revolution 00:12:00
    Mary Wollstonecraft 00:09:00
    Helen Maria Williams 00:08:00
    Unitarianism 00:04:00
    Harriet Martineau 00:12:00
    Anna Laetitia Barbauld 00:06:00
    Lucy Aikin 00:05:00
    British Romantic Poets and the Poetic Imagination
    The Napoleonic Wars 00:08:00
    The Romantic Period 00:05:00
    William Blake 00:08:00
    William Wordsworth 00:08:00
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge 00:08:00
    Percy Bysshe Shelley 00:08:00
    John Keats 00:09:00
    Lord George Gordon Byron 00:07:00
    Victorian Novels
    Gothic Novels 00:10:00
    Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice 00:14:00
    Victorian Novels 00:09:00
    Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights 00:11:00
    Charles Dickens and Great Expectations 00:15:00
    The Imagist Movements after World War I
    Anti-Victorianism & Edwardian England 00:05:00
    Imagism & Gertruid Stein 00:05:00
    Post War Literature & Ezra Pound 00:10:00
    T.S. Eliot 00:13:00
    William Carlos Williams 00:05:00
    Archibald MacLeish 00:05:00
    Modernist Fiction
    Modernist Fiction 00:07:00
    Henry James 00:07:00
    James Joyce 00:07:00
    Joyce’s “Araby” 00:19:00
    Joyce’s Ulysses 00:07:00
    Virginia Woolf 00:06:00
    To the Lighthouse 00:12:00
    Unit 12: The Lost Generation
    Ernest Hemingway and the Lost Generation 00:05:00
    Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises 00:10:00
    F. Scott Fitzgerald 00:04:00
    Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 00:08:00
    ee cummings 00:06:00
    Robert Lowell 00:05:00
    The Beat Generation & Allen Ginsberg 00:11:00



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