ENGL1322 Introduction to Literature

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of creative literature in order to engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments and develop an appreciation of literature as essential to the survival and enrichment of society. Students will analyze and interpret a variety of different genres (poetry, fiction, and drama) spanning from ancient times to the present, understanding influences and how each piece reflects the time, society, and culture in which it was created. Tools for reading and writing critically will be emphasized.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the scope and variety of creative literature.
  • Examine literature as expressions of individual and human values within
    an historical and social context.
  • Develop an informed personal response to literature.
  • Analyze the relationship between literature and society.
  • Analyze literature from various literary viewpoints.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to achieve clarity in reading, speaking,
    writing, and listening.

Prerequisite

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