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Course Description:

The course offers a critical introduction to various genres of literature (a diverse selection of short stories, poems, plays, novels) as well as an introduction to critical reading methods. Purposes of the course are threefold: 1) to enhance overall appreciation and understanding of major types of literature as well as the nature of literature itself, 2) to develop critical approaches to thinking, reading and writing about literary works, and 3) to acquire an overall understanding of the relationship between literature and other academic subjects as well as literature and everyday life. Discussion of literary texts will be a large portion of this course, to foster the development of critical views of literature.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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