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Course Description

This introductory level course presents the elements and examples of three genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will learn the origins of literature and the purposes of the study of literature. Students will associate the study of literature and thinking skills, such as critical reading. Students will utilize thinking skills to research and apply literary criticism to analyze and critique various literary works in the context of discussing and writing about literature.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the origins of literature and purposes of the study of literature
  • Describe thinking skills associated with the study of literature
  • Explain how to research and write about literature
  • Describe the nature of fiction
  • Analyze a work of fiction
  • Critique a work of fiction
  • Describe the nature of poetry
  • Analyze a poem
  • Critique a poem
  • Describe the nature of drama
  • Analyze a work of drama
  • Critique a drama

Course Materials

The Literature Collection Book Cover
Title: The Literature Collection: An eText
Edition: 1
Author: X. J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia
ISBN: 9780321838803