ENG 240 - Introduction to Literature

Course Description

An introduction to a variety of literary styles, themes, and forms such as fiction, drama, and poetry. Intended to develop an understanding and enjoyment of reading as well as an understanding of current critical approaches to the study of literature. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.

Credit Hours

3

Contact Hours

3

Lecture Hours

3

Required Prerequisites

Placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge:
  • Interpret literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
  • Evaluate literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
Application:
  • Support critical claims with specific textual evidence and careful, well-articulated reasoning.
Integration:
  • Recognize matters of ethnicity and gender, relative to the cultural and historical contexts from which texts emerge.
Human Dimension:
  • Understand the relevance and cultural importance of literary texts across historical timespans.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of literature relative to its geographical and historical context.
  • Recognize the significance of literary expression for human beings.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Collaborate with others in discussing works of literature and their historical and cultural contexts, applying concepts and terminology of literary criticism.