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ENG 219W - Literary Analysis

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Surveys and practices methods of literary interpretation and appreciation, from the close reading strategies of New Criticism to the contemporary considerations of reader-response theory. Interpretive papers on particular works of fiction, poetry and drama are required. Credit may be earned in ENG 219W or LIT 219W but not both.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 111  or ENG 111A   with a grade of “C” or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Analyze literature in the subject area.
    1. Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
    2. Identify various literary genres.
    3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of literary devices such as plot, tone, character, setting, and theme.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the schools of literary criticism.
    6. Articulate an interpretative response to literature.
  2. Participate in writing to learn activities.
    1. Write a literary analysis that includes a clear thesis statement and uses academic sources to support this thesis statement.
    2. Articulate an interpretative response to literature and explain the premises and assumptions that underlie these interpretative responses.
    3. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
    4. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    5. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the life of the author and the society in which he or she lives.
    2. Discuss the relevancy of a literature to contemporary society.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of varying cultural identities.

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