Mar 26, 2023
ENGL 2020 - Introduction to Literature
This course provides an introduction to literature as a whole. Students learn to read critically through the study of various genres of literature and to express their responses through writing critical analyses and through oral presentations.
Instructional Method Lecture
General Education Requirement: Humanities, Advanced Writing
Comments: This course fulfills the Com 2 requirement at UW.
Complete ENGL 1010 English I with C or better
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ENGL 2020 Introduction to Literature, the student will:
- Differentiate between various literary genres.
- Engage in all phases of the writing process.
- Analyze literature through specific literary concepts, critical theories, and terminology.
- Discuss elements of literature and how they create the effect the literature has on the audience,
- Explain both text and subtext in appropriate literary terms
- Elucidate significant themes in various genres.
- Articulate how literature provides an understanding of the past.
- Compare and contrast authors’ uses of literary devices.
- Evaluate creative works critically to determine significant details and interpret meanings as well as finding the literary value of such work.
- Write competently about literature and its place in human culture.
- Use research to extend their knowledge about a piece of literature and its author.
- Write analytical essays about literature without secondary sources
- Write analytical essays about literature using secondary sources.
- Demonstrate appropriate oral communication skills in class discussion and small group work.
- Participate in two oral presentations to the class that uses several kinds of delivery (text, audio –visual aids, etc.).
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