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Thematic Approaches to Literature-Honors

Course NumberENG 224HW
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 4, WRITING LEVEL 4 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C, or permission of the Honors Office. Examines a body of literature organized by the selection of material either from the works of one author, genre, or topic, or a combination thereof (e.g. science fiction, war novel, thrillers, horror, etc.). Course content to be announced each semester prior to registration. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in only one of ENG 224HW, ENG 224W, LIT 224HW, or LIT 224W. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.
  1. Interpret the meanings of literary works.
  2. Identify various literary genres.
  3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of multiple theoretical approaches.

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

Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse nature of the cultural and historical context for this body literature.
  1. Objectives determined by course.

Integrate the world of literary work with their own world as they perceive it.
  1. Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor's discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor.
  2. Actively engage with their peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor's discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material.

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