Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
ENG 299 Introduction to Literary Interpretation and Criticism 3 sem. hrs
A gateway course required for English majors, this course engages students in close critical reading and analysis of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, with attention to the ways texts achieve meaning. With an overall attention to nuances of genre, students will attend to a variety of literary devices such as figurative language, imagery, diction, formal structure, characterization, and setting. The course also will ask students to employ in oral presentations and a writing project at least one or two modes of contemporary critical theory. Ideally taken before English majors or literature minors begin their 300-level elective experiences. ENG 102 or HON 103 competency required. Open only to English majors and literature minors or with permission from instructor or division chair. Offered every Spring semester.
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