University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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ENG 303 - Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

(3 units)
Overview of selected critical theories and approaches to criticism employed in the humanities, with application to a variety of texts (literature, film, non-fiction, etc.)

Prerequisite(s): ENG 298 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate skills in critical thinking and writing about texts in oral and written forms.
2. deploy a range of critical theories about texts and the various approaches (e.g., Marxist, feminist, formalist, postcolonial, rhetorical) by which they can be analyzed.
3. apply contemporary theory and criticism to texts.
4. describe the concepts of culture, race, gender, and class as they relate to textual analysis.


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