Readings in Modern Non-FictionENG 232W
Prerequisite: Any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of "C".Studies selected modern (post-1945) and contemporary non-fiction works in order to understand the variety of forms and expression which are possible. Concentrates on themes and topics which are a recurring part of the human condition. Credit may be earned in ENG 232W or LIT 230W 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.
- Recognize conventions in different kinds of modern non-fiction including journalism; travel writing; criticism; biography; memoir; and the personal essay.
Participate in writing to learn activities.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
- Compose original non-fiction.
- Write an analysis of modern non-fiction that develops a thesis and supports it with relevant sources.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
- Determine how modern non-fiction contributes to American literature.
- Examine how modern non-fiction constructs a specific, narrating self on the page.
- Explore how modern non-fiction engages with questions of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.