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Themes in Literature
THEMES IN LIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 350R CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Traces an important theme (nature, utopian ideals, urban/rural tensions) as expressed in various literary genre and through historical periods. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
DESCRIPTION: Traces an important theme (nature, utopian ideals, urban/rural tension) as expressed in various literary genre and through historical periods. (May be repeated for credit. See schedule for specific offerings.)
TOPICS: Extensive thematic reading; analysis of thematic writing to include interpretive/analytical and creative/imitative forms within this theme.
OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and aesthetic experience that enriches readers' lives.
  2. Appreciate the diversity of literary forms within a specific genre or cultural tradition.
  3. Read literature in a specific genre, drawing on the contexts of theme, nationality, culture, and history.
  4. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary texts.
  5. Continue developing library skills for literary research and document formal writing according to MLA guidelines.
  6. Integrate secondary texts into written work.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, discussion, and oral presentations. Interpretive and analytical papers, and creative/imitative writing using the form studied within the theme totaling 15 pages. MLA documentation.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001