Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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ENGL 102 - Writing About Literature

Number of Credits: 3
Read and analyze literature from three genres  (fiction, poetry, and drama). Research background information to develop context for literary interpretations. Define and explore themes about the human condition, including minority perspectives, as depicted in works of literature. Write three or more extended essays (4500+ words in total). Document sources in MLA-style. GENERAL EDUCATION and DIVERSITY Three hours lecture each week. 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:
1. Examine the human condition (including equality, identity, justice, and/or traditions) as depicted in works of literature through a process of close reading, notation, and class discussion (GE1, GE3, GE8)
2. Analyze the elements of literature, using literary terminology to define meaning and nuance (GE1, GE3) 
3. Conduct research to ground interpretations in relevant social, historical, and/or biographical contexts (GE1, GE3, GE4, GE8)  
4. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim about the human condition as depicted in various literary works (GE1, GE3, GE8)  
5. Quote, paraphrase, and cite sources in MLA-documentation style (GE 1, GE4)   
6. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence (GE1, GE3)  
7. Write clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning (GE1)

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