eng125 | undergraduate

Literature In Society

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This course introduces themes in literature and provides guided study and practice in reflecting on themes which describe the human experience across cultural and societal boundaries. The course includes readings from literature in different genres and cultures. Students will study the literature in thematic units and are asked to make connections to their own lives and cultures.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Comparing Literature

    • Draw connections among conventions and devices used in literary genres.

    Elements of Literature—Poetry

    • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading poetry.
    • Explain how literary conventions and poetic devices help convey the meaning of a poem.

    Elements of Literature—Drama

    • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading drama.
    • Explain the literary conventions and devices of drama.
    • Determine how playwrights and readers create meaning in drama.

    Elements of Literature—Nonfiction

    • Explain the literary conventions and devices of nonfiction.
    • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading nonfiction.
    • Determine how authors and readers create meaning in nonfiction.

    Active and Responsive Reading

    • Demonstrate what it means to be an active, responsive reader.

    Elements of Literature—Stories

    • Describe the theme of a story.
    • Explain writer’s strategies for conveying ideas through stories.
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