Summer 2014 - 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. Tenth Edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-393-93426-7.
*Textbook will be available at Campus Bookstore AND Off-Campus Books. Inexpensive used copies are also available online. Please get this edition and NOT the "portable" or "shorter" editions.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
TBD. The course requirements will involve reading, writing, and critical thinking.