Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 120 - Introduction to Literature and Culture


Credits: 3

An introduction to literature through critical reading, writing, and discussion of the major Forms of literary and cultural expression. Students will explore works in various literary traditions and engage in a deep consideration of the diversity of human experience and identities. Major subtopic areas for the course will include: Reading Classical Traditions; Reading Great Works; Reading Cultural Crossroads; and Reading American Experience. Reading Classical Traditions: A study of major works from the ancient world to the Renaissance, emphasizing the impact these texts have had on our literary tradition and our culture. Reading Great Works: A study of major works since the Renaissance, emphasizing the principal modes of literary expression (poetry, drama, fiction and film).Reading Cultural Crossroads: A study of works emphasizing a variety of cultural values, intercultural relationships, global perspectives, and aesthetic experiences. Reading American Experience: A study of works from American literature, emphasizing the multicultural heritage and nature of American writers and cultures.

Pre-Requisites: ENG 101 .
Repeatable: May not be repeated for credit



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