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Course Description

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English - ENG 120

Introduction to Literary Studies

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This survey course is designed to introduce students to the field of literary studies. Students will learn to analyze the fundamental genres of literature including fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of historical and cultural contexts. This course enables students to develop their critical thinking and writing skills as related to the reading and interpretation of literature.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 55 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 18 ACT-English, 25 SAT-Writing and Language, 71 CPT-Sentence Skills or 250 NGA-Writing.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Summarize the conventions of fundamental genres of literature including fiction, poetry and drama.
  • Apply the appropriate terminology to the analysis of specific literary genres.
  • Interpret literature in its socio-historical context.
  • Apply the strategies of close reading and discussion to fiction, poetry and drama.
  • Explain the value of analyzing literature.
  • Validate the importance of literature on the value systems of individuals and cultures.
  • Integrate appropriate sources, such as primary and secondary sources, into literary critique.
  • Interpret diverse literature through reflective writing.
  • Present literary interpretation through a variety of methods.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; ENGLISH; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 120111434Intro Lit StudiesRMT3Berg S26/30/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday