ENGL 20000-20099 Introduction to Literature

GE-Human Culture: Literature What is literature? This course is an introduction to the reading and analysis of literature; the semester's work will involve extensive reading across time and genre. This course is intended to give you a sense of the range of literary genres; to practice modes of literary criticism; and to gain more experience in writing effective and insightful analyses of poems, short stories, and plays. How do we find meaning in literature? How does the structure of a poem or story inform its content? What are the ways in which speech and thought are represented? It may go without saying, but it is a course objective that you take pleasure in your reading; these texts have been chosen to both challenge and delight you.




ENGL 15000 or EPP 15000 with a C or better. English majors may take this class concurrently with ENGL 15000 with the permission of the instructor.