ENG* 102 - Literature and Composition

Credit(s): 3
- On Campus and Online -

Prerequisite(s): C- or better in ENG* 101  
Study of Literature and the writing process necessary for responding critically to reading in written compositions. Students read multiple works of Literature in three literary genres: including fiction (short stories and/or novels), poetry, and drama. Students use secondary sources pertaining to the Literature (short pieces of literary criticism, book reviews, and/or author interviews, etc.) to read the Literature itself more deeply and write about it through a particular lens. Students prepare written Compositions about the Literature they read according to such approaches as reader's response, inter-textual analysis, basic literary criticism, or other appropriate methods, including rhetorical and evaluative analysis. Students learn common literary terms and apply them in writing. Students write with attention to audience and purpose, organization and development, language and conventions, and use MLA documentation. Though some sections of this course may be thematically focused, selections must represent a diversity of writers and literary traditions from American, British, and World Literature so that the reading is as diverse as the student population, so that the reading showcases variety in the English language, and so that the reading represents the breadth of human experience while expounding certain universals. This course introduces students to Literature, but it emphasizes writing about Literature in written compositions; it is a course in writing about reading, not creative writing.

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