ENGL301 - Critical Methods in the Study of Literature
This course is designed to introduce you to the English major. Its goals are: to familiarize you with some of the history and self-definitions of the field; to give you an idea of its theoretical discourses; to make you aware of literary form and the tools we use in literary analysis; to help you learn what it means to write about literature. The course is both writing- and reading-intensive. The texts we will cover include poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and your work will involve close reading, theory-based interpretation, cultural and historical analysis, and rhetorical analysis.
For English or English Education Majors, or English Minors.