Dec 08, 2023
ENGL 115 - Introduction to Novels Credits: 5
An introduction to the form of the novel and its development and evolution through time, with a focus on reading, analyzing, and interpreting historically significant as well as contemporary novels from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify the common elements of novels;
- Examine a variety of novels and authors from a range of perspectives based on race, gender, class, sexuality, disability, and/or geographic location.
- Demonstrate reading skills and strategies for the analysis of novels;
- Explain the ways in which novels connect with diverse human experiences;
- Compose written interpretations in response to novels;
- Participate in discourse about the novels and the associated themes, engaging a range of diverse perspectives and interpretations.
Demonstrate college-level reading skills by summarizing, analyzing, interpreting, synthesizing, and evaluating college texts; and develop an awareness of the approaches writers use for different audiences, genres, and rhetorical situations.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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