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Introduction to Literature
INTRO TO LIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 250 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Letters requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduces literary genre: short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes skilled reading and analysis of significant examples. (Not recommended for English majors.)
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Elements of fiction, poetry, drama; distinctions among escape and interpretive literature; impact of literature on self awareness and a better understanding of others.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Appreciate literary texts as sources of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experiences.
  2. Connect literature to other disciplines and to life.
  3. Understand how culture, ethnicity, and values influence literature.
  4. Recognize, question, and interpret ideas from diverse perspectives.
  5. Read representative examples of fiction, poetry, and drama.
  6. Understand the conventions of literature.
  7. Analyze the relationship between formal structure and theme.
  8. Use textual evidence to support literary interpretations.
REQUIREMENTS: 10-15 pages of critical writing in response to class readings.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2083