English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 2060 | Tony Ardizzone


L202 2060 LITERARY INTERPRETATION
Tony Ardizzone

1:10p-2:25p D (25 students) 3 cr., A&H, IW.

PREREQUISITE:  COMPLETION OF THE ENGLISH COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT.

This course teaches the required skills for studying literature with
understanding and pleasure.  The course’s focus is on the
development of critical skills essential to active and intellectual
participation in the interpretive process.  This will be achieved
through careful examination of the assigned texts, class discussion,
and focused writing assignments.  Our class will read and study
three of the major genres of literature – poetry, the short story,
and the graphic novel – along with a critical text that discusses
and demonstrates active critical reading and the stages of writing
about literature, and that offers specific instruction in writing
about poetry and fiction.  Assignments will likely consist of at
least 4-5 short papers along informal class writing, quizzes, and a
midterm essay and final.

Possible texts:

Literature: a Portable Anthology, 2nd ed, edited by Janet Gardner,
Beverly Lawn, Jack Ridl, Peter Schakel.  Maus I and II, Art
Spiegelman.