ENG 105 - Introduction to Literature
An introduction to reading and analyzing these primary genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. The course may also include creative nonfiction. Students will respond critically to readings of different historical and cultural contexts through class discussion and written evidence-based literary arguments. These contexts will include different worldviews, politics, classes, ethnicities, races, genders, or sexual orientations. Non-western perspectives will also be included. Three class hours. (SUNY-H)
Prerequisite(s): ENG 101; or equivalent; or instructor permission (ENG 101 can be taken as a co-requisite).
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Write thesis-driven, evidence-based literary arguments, using literature as a primary source and relying on textual support.
2. Analyze various genres of literature, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, or drama.
3. Analyze works by authors who represent diverse world cultures, including non-western perspectives.
4. Discuss the connections between literature and its historical, cultural, or political content.
5. Critique literature using key literary terminology.
6. Apply appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.
Course Offered Fall and Spring