302B-English Dept Proposal

302B-English Dept Proposal - To The CAS Curriculum...

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To: The CAS Curriculum Committee From: The English Department Re: Justification for the addition of a new course Date: April 2005 We are proposing a new course titled English 330: Introduction to Literary Theory. The justification for this new course is as follows: Course objectives Students learn how the practice of literary theory has changed the way literary scholars categorize and interpret both literary and non-literary texts. Students tackle issues such as ideas of authorship, the organization of textual meaning, the roles of authorial intent, reception and interpretive community in the creation of textual meaning, the relationship between literary texts and "textuality" more broadly construed, and the interplay between text and culture. Need This course introduces contemporary schools of thought and theoretical principles that gained influence in literary studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. These schools of thought and theoretical principles ground a majority of the English major offerings. Knowledge of them will help students better understand and participate in the kinds of literary interpretation they encounter in their major-
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course ENGL 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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