The offerings of this course will provide a historical approach to the study of various designated periods in British literature. Content and focus will vary from section to section, but recent offerings have included Legends of King Arthur; Renaissance Drama; Couples Comedy in the Restoration and 18th Century; Victorian Adaptations, and The Emerging Novel. Prerequisites: ENGL 204 and one of the following: ENGL 281, 282, 283, or permission of the instructor. Recommended: ENGL 281, 282, 283, 284, 285 or permission of the instructor. Recommended: ENGL 281 or 284 (for topics before 1700), ENGL 282 or 285 (for topics after 1800), or ENGL 283 or 285 (for topics after 1900).