Dec 11, 2019  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 120-03 - Literary Analysis

4 credits (Spring)
This course will sharpen and deepen your experience of literature. We will explore what makes literature different from other kinds of writing, learn how to analyze poetry and narrative, and consider the relationships between an author and her work and between writing and power. You will gain facility with the practice of close reading, a key methodology of literary studies. Along the way, we will encounter a wide range of texts from the early modern period to the twenty-first century: poetry, fiction, plays, even a modest proposal. Because writing is central to learning how to articulate one’s thoughts, you will write in response to a variety of prompts. You will receive an introduction to library research that will contribute to the process of writing a final research essay. You will come away with an appreciation for the importance of literary studies in a liberal arts education.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Sinykin