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Viewing: ENGL 1050 : Introduction to Literary Studies

Last approved: Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:35:16 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:36:27 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Introduction to Literary Studies
Intro to Literary Studies
Fall 2015
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How to read and interpret literature at the college level and beyond. Close readings of poetry, fiction, and drama, emphasizing genre and form.
• identify the formal characteristics of poetry, fiction, and drama; • understand such formal characteristics in their historical development; • recognize, define, and use a storehouse of literary-critical terms that correspond to such formal characteristics; • draw on such critical-terminological knowledge to analyze through close reading the literary effects of poetry, fiction, and drama; • put such close reading abilities into practice through writing in a variety of settings: brief responses in blog comments sections, paragraph responses in in-class writing assignments, and longer, essay-length reflections to be workshopped, revised, and resubmitted; • to privilege quoting and paraphrasing passages from the text in the service of such analysis; • and to understand such practices of literary analysis in the historical context of “formalisms” past and present.
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English 1050 would be the only 1000-level course (and, in general, the only English course) that focuses exclusively on teaching students college-level techniques of interpreting poetry, fiction and drama through close readings and the use of critical terms.. All currently existing 1000-level courses are based on either theme or period. English 1050, in contrast, puts the matter of literary analysis first and prepares students for future work in the major across fields and topics and in terms of history and literary and cultural theory.
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gharris (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 17:11:30 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus for all proposed courses must include: 1) Learning outcomes (see 2) Assessment procedures and how final grades are determined. 3) Attendance policy and a clear statement on any contribution attendance and participation plays in determining final grade. 4) Required and recommended readings. 5) A statements on academic integrity (see 6) A statement regarding accommodations for student with disabilities.
dullman (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 22:38:45 GMT): Rollback: In addition to the other changes requested, change "Will we" to "We will" on the syllabus, second sentence of the course description.
gharris (Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:49:57 GMT): 6/9/15: rolled back to Robert McRuer per Dan Ullman's request.
gharris (Tue, 09 Jun 2015 23:50:41 GMT): Rollback: rolledback to Robert McRuer per Dan's Ullman's request
gharris (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:36:27 GMT): Discussed changing the course title w/ instructor, Tony Lopez. Title shown was agreed upon.
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