Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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LITR 100 Introduction to Literature [GEKH]

An introduction to the techniques of critical reading with equal emphasis on prose fiction, poetry and drama. Development of a fundamental understanding and enjoyment of reading.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall (in-person, hybrid, or online), Winter (in-person, hybrid, or online), and Summer (occasionally; in-person, hybrid, or online)

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Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Literature captures the hopes, politics, emotions, and ideals not just of individuals, but of generations. Reading literature provides a window into cultures past. It also reveals how creative expressions can shape individual and community understandings of the world in which we live. Literature 100 is designed to cultivate student’s appreciation of literary texts by providing a context to learn about the formal and historical features of different kinds of poems, plays, and works of fiction. This class introduces terms important for the critical understanding of poetry, drama, and fiction as imaginative literary forms. It also helps students analyze poems, plays, and stories as products of the cultures that produced them and as texts that have impacted and influenced societies. Because the course focuses on different types of literature in historical contexts, students will gain a nuanced understanding of the cultural meaning of poetry, drama, and fiction and learn to interpret literary texts as complex social practices that are also meaningful as human art.

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Course History -
Change to title 10/2018, effective Fall 2019

Literature , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities (GEKH)  

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