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Women in Literature

Course NumberLIT 285W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionDiscusses women as literary characters and as authors in time periods and cultures selected by instructor. Concentrates on women's perceptions of social structures, the blending of private and public spheres, and women's relationships to the world of publishing and literary criticism. Contrasts a woman-centered look at literature with more traditional, canonical approach to literature. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Identify a representative sample of literature by and about women.
Objectives:
  1. Add meaningfully to discussion of works read
  2. Summarize works (know "what happened").
  3. Interpret the meaning of literary works based on an understanding of theme.

Interpret literary works using symbol and metaphor.
Objectives:
  1. Identify and explain symbols and metaphors.
  2. Connect symbols and metaphors with theme or main ideas.

Historicize literary works.
Objectives:
  1. Connect the works of literature with events, scientific advances, and ideas contemporary to the literary works, particularly those related to issues of gender.

Recognize the diversity of literature by and about women.
Objectives:
  1. Connect issues of race, class, gender, and multiple points of view to themes contemporary to the literary works.
  2. Connect issues of race, class, gender, and multiple points of view to themes contemporary to our lives.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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