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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENGL 102 - Writing About Literature

Number of Credits: 3
Writing About Literature provides a program in critical reading and interpretive writing. Students will build on rhetorical and research skills developed in ENGL 101  by critically reading literature from three genres, writing analytical and interpretative essays, and conducting and documenting academic research, culminating in at least one inquiry-based essay. Students will also study the principles of three literary types (fiction, poetry, and drama) by reading and analyzing examples of each. Throughout the course, students will compile Part 2 of their writing portfolios, which will be evaluated as the final examination. Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: English Literature; Arts and Humanities

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101  with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
ENGL-102 is designed to develop your ability to interpret texts and write clearly about literature. In this course you will:

  1. Discover topics for essays through the critical reading of literature (GE1, GE3)
  2. Analyze the elements of literature, using appropriate literary terminology (GE3)
  3. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim about a work of literature (GE1, GE3)
  4. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence (GE1, GE3)
  5. Include quotes from literary works in your essays and explain those quotes in a context (GE1, GE3, GE4)
  6. Conduct research to develop and support an interpretation of one or more literary works (GE1, GE3, GE4)
  7. Define and analyze the human experience in connection to social roles and cultural traditions (GE1, GE3, GE8)
  8. Write clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning (GE1)
  9. Follow the conventions of MLA-style in documenting sources and in essay presentation (GE4)

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