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Readings in the Novel

ENG 222W

Readings in the Novel

ENG 222W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 3 and a college level Composition I course with a minimum grade of "C.

" Develops an understanding of the novel form by reading selected novels. Derives personal meaning and satisfaction from novels from different times, places, and cultures. Credit may be earned in ENG 222W or LIT 222W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.

Objectives:

  • Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  • Identify various literary genres.
  • Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  • Analyze novels through recognition of their literary techniques and common elements (“the craft of the novel”).

Participate in writing to learn activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  • Compose an analytical paper examining some aspect of a novel from the course (e.g., drawing on I. a, I. d, III. a, III. b, or III. c.).

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.

Objectives:

  • Integrate the world of the novel with one’s own world as one perceives it.
  • Identify parallels between the fictional world as the novel presents it and reality.
  • Judge the applicability of the “truths” of the novel to one’s understanding of the world and one’s self.