Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

McCullough, Shellie
Discipline and Number
LIT 2341 Section 501
TR Time 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
Literary Analysis

Description of Course:

This course will focus on close reading of fiction, poetry, and drama. As an introductory course for literary studies major, students will learn how to analyze, interpret, and respond critically to literature. The students will be taught to analyze literature as a human experience, understand authorial intention, and read through historical/ cultural lenses. Emphasis will be placed on the development of critical skills through the writing of interpretive essays. This course will provide students with strategies and skills to thrive in higher level literature courses.

Pre-requisite: English 1301, English 1302, Rhetoric 1302

Required Texts:

Booth, Alison and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Tenth Edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010
ISBN 978-0-393-93514-1

James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room
ISBN-10: 0385334583

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
ISBN-10: 0671771000

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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