ENGL1345 Gender in Literature

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 6 and 7 - Humanities & Human Diversity. This course explores the portrayal of gender roles (experience and perspectives), gender identity, and sexual identity/orientation in context of historical, social, and cultural structures and values in literature. Students will read, discuss, and analyze literature to expand and deepen their experiences with issues related to gender. Students will apply critical thinking skills to the gender-based study of literature.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define and apply literary and gender-related glossary terms.
  • Identify and examine gender themes and issues within literature to build knowledge of culture and tradition.
  • Interpret presented gender issues and ideas in relation to one's own experiences.
  • Examine gender themes and issues in context of social structures and values.
  • Analyze gender issues in literature as expressions of individual and human values within historical periods.
  • Examine gender issues as expressions in literature.
  • Analyze gender issues in literature as they relate to the values, culture, and artistic expressions of society.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to achieve clarity, accuracy, precision, depth, and fair-mindedness to reading, discussing, writing, and listening to the gender-based study of literature.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other