Course Structure

Course Description

Examines works and authors of the Neoclassic and Romantic periods from Dryden to Keats and the influence of historical events, philosophical ideas, and literary trends.

Course Objectives

In this course, we will:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience reflecting and enriching the human experience.
  2. Continue developing library skills for literary research and documenting formal writing according to MLA.
  3. Read literature within such contexts as nationality, historical period, ethnicity, and culture.
  4. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary text

Course Schedule

The course has been divided into 14 weeks. You are expected to complete all of the learning activities for each week in the order they are listed. The instructor may shift the order of completion for some assignments and may even extend the deadlines on a few assignments if circumstances warrant it for the whole class. However, for most assignments and quizzes, you are expected to consult your Calendar for deadlines. You will be given access to the learning activities for the next week the weekend before. This is done so that you will be able to work over the weekend if you choose to do so.

On average, it takes approximately 9 hours to complete all the learning activities for each lesson. With these classes, there is no “time off” for holidays like you might get in face-to-face classes.

Consequently, you should make sure to arrange your study schedule so that holiday activities do not keep you from completing learning activities.

Learning Model Architecture

Course Requirements

Course Texts

The following materials are required for this course. ISBN numbers are provided so that you can make sure you have the correct textbook.

Norton Anthology of English Literature

Volume C: Restoration & the 18th Century

9th Edition (paperback) Editor: Stephen Greenblatt

ISBN-10: 0393912515

ISBN-13: 9780393912517

Copyright: 2012

Cost: $45.50 new; $29.50 used

Norton Anthology of English Literature

Volume D: Romantic Period

9th Edition (paperback) Editor: Stephen Greenblatt ISBN-10: 0393912523

ISBN-13: 9780393912524

Copyright: 2012

Cost: $45.50 new; $32.50 used


Author: Mary Shelley

Norton Critical Edition

ISBN-10: 0393964582

ISBN-13: 9780393964585

Any edition will do for your reading of Frankenstein, but you may want to get the Norton Critical Edition to add to your library if you do not already own a copy of this book. This edition is about $16.00 new and between $8 and $12 used.

You are required to have a microphone for your computer and a set of earphones that will work with your computer. You will use both of these to participate in a variety of learning activities in this course.

Compare prices for your textbooks through the University Store Price Comparison site. They will show you all of the options from the University Store plus several online options to help you find the best price.

Grading Policies

Grades will be based on a percentage of the total number of points students may earn from assignments and quizzes, participation in online class meetings, and completion of any other learning activities assigned by the instructor.

Students may check their total number of points for all assignments and quizzes at any time using the “My Grades” link on the course menu.

Grading Scale

A = 94-100%

A- = 90-93%

B+ = 87-89%

B = 84-86%

B- = 80-83%

C+ = 77-79%

C = 74-76%

C- = 70-73%


D = 64-66%


F = 0-59%

Class Policies

You should read the following course policies and make sure that you understand what these policies mean to you regarding your interactions with the instructor and other students in this course. If you have questions about any of these policies, you should contact your instructor immediately.


Online Support Center

If any difficulties arise throughout the course, contact the Online Support Center before contacting the instructor

Standard Code of Conduct

Student Honor

Student Honor is following the path of discipleship and learning to be more like Christ—learning to think, to feel, and to act more as He does.

Living a life of honor:

  1. Begins as we learn and live the baseline standards of the Honor Code, understand their purposes, and are true to the promises we have made.
  2. Continues as we heed the promptings of the Spirit to raise our personal bar of righteousness and foster a spirit of integrity, sacrifice, consecration, love, service, and willing obedience as students and throughout our live
  3. Prepares our hearts for devoted discipleship in the family, church, work, and communit

If you have any questions about the Student Honor Code, please use the links below to get more information on what is expected of you as a BYU-Idaho student, and what you can expect from your classmates.

Honor Code | Academic Honesty | Dress and Grooming Standards

Students with Disabilities

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability which may impair your ability to complete this course successfully, please contact Disability Services at 208.496.1158. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with the student and instructor by this office. If you need assistance or feel you have been unlawfully discriminated on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established policy and procedures. Contact the Personnel Office at 208.496.1130.

Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination against any participant in an educational program which receives federal funds, including federal loans and grants. Title IX also covers student-to-student sexual harassment. If you encounter unlawful sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination, please contact the Personnel Office at 208.496.1130.


Online Support Center

The Online Support Center (OSC) is designed to help any students taking online courses at BYU-Idaho. If you have questions about any online course or any feedback concerning online courses, instructors, or your online learning experience please contact the OSC.

OCS Contact Information

Phone: 208-496-1411

Toll Free Phone: 866-672-2984

Text Messaging: 208-557-4142



Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM, MST