300 - 04: Introduction to English Studies - WR
Meeting Times: MW 4:00PM-5:15PM
This course will offer an introduction to English Studies by providing an overview of forms such as poetry, drama,and the novel, and an introduction to terminology and methods used in analyzing literary texts.
We will focus on exemplary texts from the modernist period. The class will read and discuss poetry by W. B. Yeats and T. S. Eliot; fiction by Virginia Woolf and Michael Cunningham; and dramatic adaptations for film and stage of the texts under investigation. Students will be required to write at least three research papers offering comparative and theoretical interpretations of the works discussed in class. The class is intended to introduce basic critical terminology, as well as theories of interpretation essential to upper-level courses in English literature.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105 ; resticted to approved majors in English. Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication(WR).
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