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ENG/437

Literary Genres Across Cultures

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course introduces literary genres that reflect the human experience across cultures. Past and present voices from the literature of majority and minority writers, as expressed in fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction, are surveyed. Students analyze literal and symbolic meanings in texts, and examine the elements and conventions of each literary genre. Students think critically, recognize instances of stereotyping and make connections between the literature and their lives.

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Course skills and outcomes

Nonfiction

  • Define the literary genre of nonfiction.
  • Describe the elements and conventions of nonfiction.
  • Analyze how literal and symbolic meanings are communicated in nonfiction by different cultures.
  • Analyze how the genre of nonfiction addresses the human experience across cultures.

Fiction

  • Define the genre of fiction.
  • Describe the elements and conventions of fiction.
  • Analyze how literal and symbolic meanings are communicated in fiction from different cultures.
  • Analyze how the genre of fiction addresses the human experience across cultures.

Drama

  • Define the genre of drama.
  • Describe the elements and conventions of drama.
  • Analyze how literal and symbolic meanings are communicated in drama from different cultures.
  • Analyze how the genre of drama addresses the human experience across cultures.

Poetry

  • Define the genre of poetry.
  • Describe the elements and conventions of poetry.
  • Analyze how literal and symbolic meanings are communicated in poetry from different cultures.
  • Analyze how the genre of poetry addresses the human experience across cultures.

Comparison of Literary Genres

  • Analyze the similarities and differences among the elements and conventions of the four literary genres covered in this course.
  • Compare and contrast how literary works from different genres address specific literary themes.
  • Articulate the possible connections between literature, culture, and students' individual perspectives.

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