Introduction to the British Novel is a course designed to acquaint the student with the social, political, and economic factors which gave rise to the novel. The student will also trace the novel’s evolution from other forms as well as note the changes within the genre itself. The student will critically evaluate the novel using various critical theories. Finally, the student will see the influence of 18th and 19th-century forms on current novels. (Offered alternate years.) This course meets the General Education literature requirement.