Core 164: Literary Modes and Themes

Master Syllabus

Catalog Description
An examination of a particular literary mode (biography, comedy, epic, folklore, satire, tragedy, etc.) or theme (environmental literature, science fiction,fairy tales, literature and work, etc.) that provides a unique perspective on human experience and society. Emphasis is placed on developing close reading and interpretation skills through the analysis of various literary and cultural texts (poetry, fiction, drama, film, creative nonfiction, and essays).

Objectives
Following the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Goals
Following the successful completion of this course, students should be better able to:

Strategies
Instructors may use any number of strategies to help students become more critical readers and interpreters of literary and cultural texts (lectures, small and plenary group activities, quizzes, tests, presentations, recitations, short papers, and so on). However, each section must include writing assignments, including documented writing with secondary sources obtained from the MLA Bibliography.