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Course Catalog

Introduction to Literary Studies

How can stories help us find successful careers and lead purposeful lives? Intended for those considering or already majoring/minoring in English, this course introduces the analytical and written skills of literary studies. Students will practice foundational methods (close-reading, research, citation) and study central genres (poetry, drama, short stories, novels). Taking up such topics as identity discernment in the context of community, we will discover how literary studies can be used to explore diverse ways of living a purposeful life during and beyond college. In this vein, we will also consider how students can apply the skills of literary studies through a variety of careers and vocations. If not a major/minor, email instructor for approval to register. Fall semester.

Core Curriculum Designation: WI, EI
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0