Introduction to Literature

ENG(F)200 Introduction to Literature I

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall
Prerequisite: None

This course will introduce general, non-specialist students to various thematic topics in primarily American and European realist and modernist literature in a seminar context. Students will focus on the primary modes of textual interpretation with attention to all three forms of fiction (short stories, poetry, and novels) and to essential literary terminology and critical practice. In an effort to hone interpretive and critical skills, besides the requisite reading and discussions of the texts, the course will feature extensive expository writing.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2014 (Lee Foust)

ENG(S)200 Introduction to Literature II

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring
Prerequisite: None

This course will introduce general, non-specialist students to various thematic topics in primarily American and European realist and modernist literature in a seminar context. Students will focus on the primary modes of textual interpretation with attention to all three forms of fiction (short stories, poetry, and novels) and to essential literary terminology and critical practice. In an effort to hone interpretive and critical skills, besides the requisite reading and discussions of the texts, the course will feature extensive expository writing. Although following a similar approach to Introduction to Literature I, this course will focus on different, and slightly more extended texts than those studied in the Fall. Therefore Introduction to Literature I is not a prerequisite for this course.

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Spring 2014 (Lee Foust)