Studies in LiteratureBack to Course Guide
The course facilitates self-discovery through the study of the master works of various cultures. It emphasizes the common themes of human experience, such as family, the hero, initiation, and self-discovery.
PREREQUISITE: ENG1002 or the equivalent.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Evaluating key master works of ancient and contemporary cultures.
- Distinguishing the genre of imaginative literature.
- Recognizing stated, implied, and inferred meaning in selected readings.
- Discussing the relationships among literary elements in selected readings.
- Identifying and analyzing the author’s use of figurative language in selected passages of literature.
- Describing the literary techniques the author uses to project the theme of the work.
- Recognizing stated and figurative symbolism in passages of literature.
- Discussing the theme of a literary work in relation to its global significance.
- Analyzing the development of the author’s moral and ethical vision in a literary work.
- Recognizing the forces in a work that have an impact on the reader’s values and ethics.
- Recognizing the writer’s role as a humanizing agent in society.
- Understanding the contemporary experience through the universal themes in literature.
- Understanding how cultural imperatives influence the creations of literary work.
- Drawing comparisons among works of various cultures or literary eras.
- Drafting and revising an analytical paper on a selected work.
- Conducting on-line and computer-based research on a literary topic.
- Summarizing secondary research on a literary topic.