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Women in Literature

Course NumberENG 285W
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. Credit may be earned in ENG 285W or LIT 285W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.
  1. Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  2. Identify various literary genres.
  3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  4. Interpret the meaning of literary works by and about women based on an understanding of theme, symbols, and metaphors.

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.
  4. Connect symbols and metaphors with theme or main idea on the female condition.

Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
  1. Connect the works of literature with events, scientific advances, and ideas. contemporary to the literary works, particularly those related to issues of gender.
  2. Connect issues of race, class, gender, and multiple points of view to themes contemporary to the literary works.
  3. Connect issues of race, class, gender, and multiple points of view to themes contemporary to our lives.

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