2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 220 Basics of Literary Theory

Students will read and comprehend literature through various critical frameworks that theorize about literature including New Criticism, Deconstruction, Feminist and Gender Studies, Ethnic and Race Studies, Postcolonialism, Marxism, Psychoanalytic Studies, and New Historicism. Students will apply these theories to short fiction, poetry, and drama in order to understand how such critical approaches enhance and challenge the reading of texts.Prerequisite: ENG 105 and ENG 201 or 243. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)