Core 161: Introduction to Literature
Master Syllabus

Catalog Description
An examination of major literary works that provide a unique perspective on human experience and society.  Emphasis is placed on developing close reading and interpretation skills through the analysis of literary texts.  Special attention will be given to relations between thematic content and formal properties and readings must include key works of poetry, drama, fiction, and creative nonfiction from a range of historical moments and cultural contexts. 

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.