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Spring 2018

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LIT201 - Introduction to Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the unique characteristics of poetry, fiction, and drama. Investigates the function of literature as a form of communication. Requires use of computer for online course sections. Fall only. Prerequisite: ENG101.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon completion of instruction, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

1.*Given a sample of short fiction and a list of the significant elements of short fiction, write a response of at least 100 words identifying one of the significant elements of short fiction in order to demonstrate familiarity with the elements of short fiction;
2.Given a sample poem and a list of the significant elements of poetry, write a standard paper, employing appropriate academic usage and style, identifying one of the significant elements of poetry in order to demonstrate familiarity with the elements of poetry;
3.Given a sample drama and a list of the significant elements of drama, write a standard paper, employing appropriate academic usage and style, identifying one of the significant elements of drama in order to demonstrate familiarity with dramatic elements;
4.Write a standard paper tracing one common theme presented over time and/or across more than one literary form (in a given set of examples of fiction or poetry or drama), to demonstrate either chronological and cross-genre knowledge;
5.Write a standard paper, applying critical judgment, by drawing on at least one basis for making an informed critical judgment of a given example of short fiction or poetry or drama, in order to demonstrate familiarity with critical method;
6.Write a standard paper which relates one theme in short fiction or poetry or drama to the student's own world and experience, to examine the relationship between text and reader.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally accessed as part of the College - ™s Comprehensive Assessment Plan.
All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Accessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
I. Introduction to literature

A. Nature
B. Function
C. Critical judgments

II. Short fiction

A. Elements
B. Themes

III. Poetry

A. Elements
B. Themes

IV. Drama

A. Elements
B. Themes

V. Summary and review



Effective Term: Spring 2002