Literary AnalysisENG 219W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. Surveys and practices methods of literary interpretation and appreciation, from the close reading strategies of New Criticism to the contemporary considerations of reader-response theory. Interpretive papers on particular works of fiction, poetry and drama are required. Credit may be earned in ENG 219W or LIT 219W but not both. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Analyze literature in the subject area.
- Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
- Identify various literary genres.
- Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of literary devices such as plot, tone, character, setting, and theme.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the schools of literary criticism.
- Articulate an interpretative response to literature.
Participate in writing to learn activities.
- Articulate an interpretative response to literature and explain the premises and assumptions that underlie these interpretative responses.
- Write a literary analysis that includes a clear thesis statement and uses academic sources to support this thesis statement.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the life of the author and the society in which he or she lives.
- Discuss the relevancy of a literature to contemporary society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of varying cultural identities.