ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Other Course Info:
Prerequisite for the English major and English Honors Plan.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills foundational to the study of literature. It will present you with opportunities to learn how the study of literature has evolved and continues to evolve; to practice speaking and writing critically about literature so that you can participate in scholarly discussions; and, more generally, to experience the challenges and rewards involved in the study of literature.

Reading for this course includes a selection of primary texts — short stories, poems, novellas, a novel, and a recent genre-defying text. It also includes secondary texts, the work of scholars writing about literature in general or specifically about the primary texts we will study. Together, these primary and secondary sources will give you opportunities to practice habits of mind useful in literary study and to explore several different critical approaches to literature.

Near the end of the course, we will examine how texts are chosen for inclusion in the canon, the collection of texts often thought of as the “classics” and usually singled out for special study in universities. This is an important issue for any student of literature to consider.

Course Requirements:

Students will complete four to six short, 1-page papers, two papers 6 pages in length, a number of quizzes and in-class exercises, and a final exam. Attendance and participation are essential to this course.

Intended Audience:

Prospective English majors, new English majors, or any student interested in the scholarly study of literature.

Class Format:

The instructor will do some very brief lecturing/setting up of discussion, but class discussion is the engine that will make this class go, and your participation is necessary.

ENGLISH 298 - Introduction to Literary Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
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23336
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
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27158
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (REC)
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11411
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25
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (REC)
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11412
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25
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (REC)
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18778
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25
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (REC)
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11410
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 0486280551
Goblin market, and other poems, Author: Christina Rossetti., Publisher: Dover Publications 1994
Required
ISBN: 0486272664
The rime of the ancient mariner and other poems, Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge., Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc. 1992
Required
ISBN: 0312597061
The turn of the screw : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives, Author: Henry James ; edited by Peter G. Beidler., Publisher: Bedford-St. Martins 3rd ed. 2010
Required
ISBN: 1400033411
Beloved, Author: by Toni Morrison., Publisher: Knopf 1st Vintag 1987
Required
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