Milton Draws a Crowd

Take Berkeley’s English department, hardly a bastion of intellectual conservatism. Our bedrock classes for the major are the three surveys that take students from Beowulf to Milton, the Puritans to the Victorians, the moderns to the present. Our most popular electives are courses like ‘The Bible as Literature,’ ‘Contemporary Literature’ and ‘The American Novel.’ ‘Milton’ manages to draw a crowd.

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