Dec 08, 2023
ENGL 160 - Women’s Literature Credits: 5
Focuses on literature by women-identified writers and the complex social constructions of “womanhood,” “femininity,” and sexuality. Examines literature produced from various literary periods, nations, cultures, and positions of power; a variety of literary forms and their critical elements; theoretical approaches to understanding and analyzing literary work, with an emphasis on those approaches most germane to women’s literature.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Apply literary elements and disciplinary terminology in reading and analyzing various literary genres.
- Synthesize historical and cultural contexts when evaluating texts.
- Apply to evaluation of texts complex social constructions of “womanhood,” “femininity,” and sexuality.
- Apply to evaluation of texts the politics of representation, with particular attention to intersectional positions of power and identity.
- Apply appropriate theoretical approaches to analyzing literary work.
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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