Course Syllabus

Course Structure

Course Description

ENG 332 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. Following English Department requirements, ENG 332 requires students to write 20 pages of polished prose.

Course Objectives

In this course, we will:

  1. Students will contextualize literature historically, ethnically, and culturally, recognizing it is a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of texts, critical theories, library skills for literary research.
  3. Students will demonstrate an ability to document formal writing according to MLA guidelines and integrate secondary sources into written work.

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 nine 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.

Course Requirements

Proctorio Exam Requirements

The Proctorio exam requires a functioning webcam and microphone connected to your device. Make sure these are properly set up before you begin your test. 

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.

ENG 332 - The Restoration/18th Century and Romantic Literature

Cost: Free

Format: Downloadable PDF

Assembled at Brigham Young University-Idaho under copyright-free licenses. Introductions to authors and time periods are original works written by Dane Spencer. Textbook compiled and images collected by Alyssa Eagar. Works were collected through the efforts of Jon Ferrin.


Author: Mary Shelley

You can read the Frankenstein book online for free here:

Any edition will do for your reading of Frankenstein, but if you want one with commentary you may want to get the Norton Critical Edition. This edition is about $16.00 new and between $8 and $12 used. This version is not required to complete the tasks in this course, though.

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.

Excellence in literary analysis may be distinguished by the following characteristics:

  • sensitivity to nuances in literal and figurative language;
  • awareness of the relation between language and theme/idea;
  • accurate assessment of the relationship between genre and individual work;
  • awareness of the literary, historical, intellectual, and cultural traditions that inform a work;
  • understanding of the relation of a work to its contemporary culture;
  • recognition of the way in which a work resists or promotes social change;
  • identification of meaningful deviations from conventions or literary movements; and
  • ability to assess the significance/meaning of the above.

Grading Scale

Grade Percentage
A 100% - 94%
A- 93% - 90%
B+ 89% - 87%
B 86% - 84%
B- 83% - 80%
C+ 79% - 77%
C 76% - 74%
C- 73% - 70%
D+ 69% - 67%
D 66% - 64%
D- 63% - 60%
F 59% - 0%

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.

English Department Statement on Academic Honesty and Artificial Intelligence

Students should not use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assist with writing unless they have permission and guidance from an instructor. AI tools include Chat GPT, Bard, CopyAI, Writesonic, Jasper AI, Anyword, Grammarly, and many others. Some teachers may ask students to use AI for specific purposes, but if not, students should assume that they must ask for permission in order to use AI tools or simply not use AI at all. If students aren’t sure of an instructor’s policies, they should ask for clarification. [Note: It is the instructor policy of online ENG 332 to not allow use of AI.]


  • Giving the AI a prompt and submitting what it writes (even just one sentence) as your own work. 
  • Combining content from several different AI prompts and submitting as your own work. 

English Department Statement on Course Content and Philosophy

“[N]early all great literature and essays have been written by non-LDS authors whose works do not deal directly with the restored gospel, and whose values and thinking may diverge significantly from the reader’s. Because the ‘best books’ often deal with difficult moral, philosophical, and social issues and invariably present them in thought-provoking ways, it is hardly surprising that students are occasionally troubled by great literature. Yet within the safe atmosphere of a church educational institution, English professors will strive to present the readings to you in the context of gospel values; to promote informed opinion, open discussion, honest exchanges of belief, and opportunities to disagree with the conclusions of authors and teachers; and to prepare you for lifelong learning by helping you develop your own discriminating standards and skills for the selection and reading of literature and essays.”


Proctored Exams and Assessments

This course will use an online proctoring software called Proctorio. This makes it possible for students to take assessments and exams without a human proctor present. Proctored exams can be accessed like any other exam, once the software has been installed. Exams will be recorded by Proctorio and reviewed by the BYUI Testing Center. Any questionable exams will be forwarded to the instructor for further review.

For step-by-step instructions on Proctorio installation, please refer to this help guide article.

Online Support Center

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

University Policies

Students with Disabilities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have a disability and require accommodations, please contact the Disability Services Office at (208) 496-9210 or visit their website and follow the Steps for Receiving Accommodations. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. Services are coordinated with students and instructors by the Disability Services Office.

This course may require synchronous meetings. If you are currently registered with the Disability Services Office and need an interpreter or transcriber for these meetings, please contact the deaf and hard of hearing coordinator at (208) 496-9219.

Other University Policies

Student Honor and Other Policies

Please read through the document called University Policies. It gives important information about the following topics:

  • Student Honor
    • Academic Honesty
    • Student Conduct
      • Sexual Harassment
  • Student with Disabilities
  • Complaints and Grievances
  • Copyright Notice

Go to the Student Resources module to review further resources and information.


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Course Summary:

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