|C-ID Number||ENGL 120|
|Date Approved||April 05, 2018|
|General Course Description||
This course introduces representative works from major genres, develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.
|Any rationale or comments|
Successful completion of college-level composition (C-ID ENGL 100) or equivalent
Genres: at minimum, poetry, drama, and short fiction. Other genres may include the novel, creative non-fiction, and essays.
Literary terminology, devices, and critical approaches
Active and critical reading strategies
Writing critically about literature
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Methods of Evaluation||
Informal writing (examples include journals, annotations, reader responses, in-class essays, and responses to questions)
Other evaluation methods such as exams, quizzes, class participation, projects, and portfolios
Meyer. The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Writing, Thinking. Bedford/St. Martins
Barnet, Cain, Burto & Berman. An Introduction to Literature. Longman
DiYanni. Literature, Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. McGraw-Hill
Full-length novels or other separately published works.
Sample Manuals, Other support Materials:
Gardner, Janet E. Writing About Literature: A Portable Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins
Harmon, W., and H.Holman .A Handbook to Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Selected handbook or style manual