English | Literary Interpretation
L202 | 7627 | Jessica Luck


L202 7627 LITERARY INTERPRETATION
Jessica Luck

8:30a-9:20a D (25 students) 3 cr., A&H.

COLLEGE INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION

This course teaches the skills required for studying literature with
understanding and pleasure. Drawing upon poetry, plays, and fiction
in English from different periods, we will identify the basic
building blocks of literary writing and develop the tools we need to
analyze them. These tools will include close reading, scansion,
understanding literary devices, understanding generic conventions,
situating literature in historical context, and learning from
literary critics.  In short, the course seeks to help students
become perceptive readers equipped with the necessary vocabulary and
techniques to take on complex texts. Assignments likely will consist
of four short papers, a fair amount of informal writing, quizzes,
presentations, group editorial work, and a final exam.