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Contemporary Authors
CNTMPAUTHORS
CLASS CODE: ENG 371R CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Focuses on several contemporary creative writers, exploring themes and literary elements. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
DESCRIPTION: Focuses on several contemporary creative writers, exploring themes and literary elements. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
TOPICS: Literary analyses of authors' works; distinctive characteristics of contemporary literature; exploration of contemporary creative writers in relationship to cultural contexts.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience reflecting and enriching the human experience.
  2. Read literature within such contexts as nationality, historical period, ethnicity, and culture.
  3. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary texts.
  4. Continue developing library skills for literary research and document formal writing according to MLA guidelines.
  5. Integrate secondary texts into written work.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, discussion, and oral presentations. Interpretive, analytical, and/or evaluative papers totaling 15 pages. MLA documentation.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001