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ENGL-102 - Writing About Literature
Writing About Literature provides a program in critical reading and interpretive writing. Students will build on rhetorical and research skills developed in English 101 by critically reading literature from three genres, writing analytical and interpretative essays, and conducting and documenting academic research, culminating in at least one inquiry-based essay. Students will also study the principles of three literary types (fiction, poetry, and drama) by reading and analyzing examples of each. Throughout the course, students will compile Part 2 of their writing portfolios, which will be evaluated as the final examination. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 with a minimum grade of C or better. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. GENERAL EDUCATION and DIVERSITY
Academic Level:
English, Gen Ed Humanities, General Education Elective, General Ed Arts and Humanities, General Education Diversity
Please see course description for all prerequisites.
    ENGL-102 is designed to develop your ability to interpret texts and write clearly about literature. In this course you will: 1. Discover topics for essays through the critical reading of literature (GE1, GE3) 2. Analyze the elements of literature, using appropriate literary terminology (GE3) 3. Craft thesis statements that make a point or a claim about a work of literature (GE1, GE3) 4. Organize ideas to foster clarity and coherence (GE1, GE3) 5. Include quotes from literary works in your essays and explain those quotes in a context (GE1, GE3, GE4) 6. Conduct research to develop and support an interpretation of one or more literary works (GE1, GE3, GE4) 7. Define and analyze the human experience in connection to social roles and cultural traditions (GE1, GE3, GE8) 8. Write clear and complete sentences without errors that impede meaning (GE1) 9. Follow the conventions of MLA-style in documenting sources and in essay presentation (GE4) (GE1, GE2, GE7 E6)
    Writing About Literature
    Course: ENGL-102 - Writing About Literature