Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
What is literature? What should we read? How should we read, and why? These three questions may take the remainder of your literary career to answer, but we will begin exploring them in LIT 2341: Introduction to Literary Analysis. In this introductory course for literary studies majors, you will learn how to analyze, interpret, and respond critically to literature. You will be taught to analyze literature as a human experience, understand authorial intention, and read through historical/ cultural lenses. You will develop critical skills while writing interpretive essays. This course will provide you with the concepts, strategies, and skills you need to prepare for and succeed in higher level literature courses.
Booth, Allison. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Portable Tenth Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-393-91164-0
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. New York: Penguin, 2006. Please use the Penguin classics edition only. The Penguin Classics edition is also available for e-Readers, but make sure you purchase the correct edition.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Students will be required to submit two major papers, along with midterm and final exams. Students will also be responsible for weekly reading journals and reading quizzes. As this is a literature course, the reading load may be considerable.