ENG1001 Syllabus, Fall 2007, Page 2
This survey course prepares students to read, analyze, and write about the major literary
genres: poetry, fiction, and drama.
Students are exposed to a variety of forms and styles in each
genre from a wide range of historical periods.
Literary selections will represent a diverse group
of classic and contemporary writers, poets, and playwrights.
Students will be expected to become intimately involved with both assigned readings (i.e.,
critically and personally) and their own writing, and to that end, students will produce written
works in each of the genres studied and will present their work in a variety of presentational
forms (i.e., read, acted out, mimed, etc.)
Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
Identify, analyze, and explicate the distinguishing characteristics of each genre (short
fiction, poetry, and drama) as these characteristics have been introduced in class;
Define and Employ literary terms associated with each genre to respond to and analyze
Respond to various literary styles and themes through discussion, essays, journal writing,
exams, and MLA-documented research;
[Success in this area of response will be measured
according to guidelines set forth in class.]