ENGL1341 Introduction to Women's Literature

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 6 and 7 - Humanities and Human Diversity. This course analyzes women's contributions to the literary canon. Cultural and literary questions raised by women writers throughout history and from different cultural backgrounds will be examined, with particular attention to the relationship between women's social and cultural status and their image in literature. While English and American authors will be emphasized, the course will include global literature.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the scope and variety of women's literature
  • Analyze the impact of gender on literature and expression
  • Examine women's literature in relationship to the values, culture, and artistic expressions of society
  • Demonstrate an informed personal response to women's literature
  • Analyze women's literature as expressions of humanity's and women's values within a historical period
  • Consider the writing styles women have used to explore societal roles and the search for identity
  • Apply critical thinking skills to achieve clarity, accuracy, precision, depth and fair-mindedness to reading, speaking, writing and listening skills
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.


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