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Introduction to Literature
INTRO TO LIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 250H CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Letters requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduces literary genre: short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes skilled reading and analysis of significant examples. (Intended for Honors Program students. Not recommended for English majors.)
DESCRIPTION: Introduces literary genre: short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes skilled reading and analysis of significant examples. (Intended for Honors Program students. Not recommended for English majors. )
TOPICS: Elements of fiction, poetry, drama; distinctions among escape and interpretive fiction; impact of literature on self awareness and a better understanding of others.
OBJECTIVES: (1) Appreciating literature's diversity by reading traditional and evolving canons. (2) Reading within historic, thematic, cultural, or generic contexts. (3) Understanding the common forms of literature: short stories, poems, plays, essays, and novels. (4) Learning terms describing literature. (5) Examining ways meaning emerges from a literary work. (6) Defending with textual evidence valid interpretations of literary works. (7) Expressing literary interpretations in focused and coherent writing.
REQUIREMENTS: Students shall write a minimum of 2,500 words of edited prose formally or informally responding to the literature they have read. This may be in the form of journal responses.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: Honors Program students only.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983