This course introduces British and American literary works written in English, major masterpieces of English and American literature, fundamental terms and techniques used while studying a literary text, introduction to the major genres and styles in literature, and introduction to the periods in literature in English. Students analyze the content and style of various literary texts such as drama and novel representing different periods and genres of English literature. This course also focuses on developing an appreciation for literature’s contribution to our understanding of life. Students use literary tools to analyze and critically evaluate the works they have read. This course, through classroom discussions, aims to help students gain a critical perspective towards the texts. Students also analyze literary arts used in these texts, and interpret them so as to make deductions, inferences and evaluations.