Introduction to Literature

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Course Description: 
This course is a general introduction to literature and is designed to be accessible to all students. Course readings will be chosen from one or more of the following genres: fiction, poetry, essays, and drama. Topics will vary by quarter and instructor. Satisfies humanities distribution area D requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: College-level reading or co-enrollment in READ 090. Recommended Preparation: Grade of "C-" or better in ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101.
Course Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate understanding of literal and inferential meaning in literature.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of literary works.
  • Write analytically about literature, and support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by locating, using and citing relevant textual and/or contextual evidence.
  • Explain how literary genres, trends, and themes are elements of cultural history.