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Objectives for Literature Courses

Objectives for Literature Courses

See also:
About the Literature Program
Introduction to Literature

Students in literature courses will:

  1. Write fresh interpretations of texts and/or issues in literary studies in which you 1) perform a reasonable close reading by analyzing relevant literary elements (techniques, themes, forms/genres, stylistic choices, or other literary devices), and 2) make appropriate references to relevant texts.
  2. Indicate how you (might) use or adapt literary elements (techniques, themes, forms/genres, stylistic choices, or other literary devices) used by writers in this course for your own development in the arts and communications. 
  3. Draw upon course materials to develop further, meaningful questions about this course, other literature courses, or other areas of the arts and communications.
  4. Demonstrate how common or culturally specific heritages, perspectives, histories, and/or belief systems influenced the writers in this course and the forms or genres in which they wrote.