English 271 is a survey course of major works from various continents and cultures post 1650 A.D. The class focuses on the historical, social, philosophical and cultural aspects of literature and studies the roles of women and men. Minority perspectives will be included. Students will read works from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and the Americas. UC, CSU, AA/AS, GE, IGETC, CSU GE


I'm so glad you've selected Eng 271. This is a very interesting course where we look at the development of literature into more complex forms. Writers tend to review the past and use it to create something new and unique. We will be reading tales of adventure, love, betrayal, mystery, psychology, philosophy, faith and more. However, in our short number of weeks, we will only have time for a taste of the incredible tales that exist. So, to begin, it is very important to realize we will be reading A LOT. We will also spend much of our time talking about what we have read on-line, so you need to participate and share your ideas.


We will look at fictional stories, plays, poetry and even read a short novel, analyzing the time period they were written in, the structure of the societies they represent, the philosophy and culture of those societies, as well as gender and minority roles within those societies. We will also take time to discuss how the works relate to our day and our society.


I hope that you enjoy all the wonderful pieces of literature we will be reading; I know I will! Check out the syllabus, and I look forward to seeing you in class.



You must attend the on campus orientation for this class. You will receive materials and instruction about the course, it's requirements and how to be an on-line student. You should also complete the student information form by the first day of class.


I use Blackboard for class management (quizzes, grades, turning in work, discussion). The course Web site has a link to the Blackboard login. You will not be able to log into class until you attend the Orientation. Once at the Orientation, let me know if you are unable to log in with your student user name (usually firstlast) and PIN (usually 6-digit birthday).


To get started with the class, go to the online schedule and do everything listed for the current week. Click any links in the schedule for instructions, demonstrations, presentations, etc. You'll want to begin every class session by visiting the online schedule.


If you are new to online learning, it will probably take a few weeks to get used to how I do things. Plan to spend a little extra time at first and don't hesitate to email or call if you feel lost. That's what I'm here for.


Dr. Lyn Neylon 


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:


1)       Identify cultural standards, themes, and literary forms of major works from around the world post 1650 AD and analyze how the various forms influenced new forms.

2)       Connect the works in question to biographical, historical, social and philosophical perspectives of the author, time period, and location.

3)       Correctly utilize literary terms and ideas in writing critical analysis essays that state a thesis and support it with information from the text and outside sources, using MLA format.



The Communication Arts Department has a zero tolerance policy for cheating or plagiarism.  
According to the Cuyamaca College Catalog, Student Code of Conduct, Academic Dishonesty such as cheating or plagiarizing, is grounds for instructional and administrative sanctions. That means that if you present the words (even three or more in a row), ideas, or work of someone else as your own, or if you have your work heavily rewritten by someone else and turn it in as your own, your instructor has the right to fail the assignment. The same is true if you are seen or otherwise caught cheating on a quiz, exam or other non-collaborative assignment.   In addition to whatever penalty the instructor applies to your graded work, he/she will report your misconduct to the Department Chair, the Instructional Dean and the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. The Associated Dean of Student Affairs will keep a master list of cases of student misconduct. Any student who is reported to have cheated or plagiarized twice will be called in for a meeting with that dean. It will be up to the dean's discretion to determine what action to take, but students may be SUSPENDED FROM THE COLLEGE OR PERMANENTLY EXPELLED for repeated acts of cheating or plagiarism. Please feel free to consult the college catalog for further information or visit the Student Code of Conduct page.


Dr. Lyn Neylon-Craft

Office:  B-355
Hours:  Posted on door
Phone:  619-660-4241
Fax:  619-660-4399


This class will be offered as an online class with a required face-to-face orientation.


Orientation 1/30 3:30-5pm PM B268 

Please see online course information for details about how an online class works. Students need to have access to a reliable computer with a good Internet connection (high bandwidth) and word processing software.


Student Help Desk

M-F 8:00-5:00
S 7:00-3:00


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