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Course Syllabus ENG200 L. Pope Course Syllabus ENG 200: Introduction to Literature (3 credits) Spring 2021/ Index number 1094 Instructor Information : Course Instructor: Laura Pope, Associate Professor Department: English, Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts Telephone: Office: (410) 462-7747/ Cell: (443) 694-9501 Email: [email protected] Office Location: MNB 303-A Course Information : Semester: Spring 2021 Time: Tues/ Thurs 12:30pm-1:50pm Location: WEB (Canvas site) Dates: Wed, Jan 13 thru Wed, May 12 Class Sessions: WEB Office hours : Tuesdays at 1:50pm via the Conferences link in Canvas The four literary forms – poetry, drama, the short story, and the novel – are studied. Major emphasis is on teaching students to read critically and to write critical essays based on the analysis of various literary works. Students are encouraged to take ENG 200 prior to taking other 200 –level 1
Course Syllabus ENG200 L. Pope courses. A. Course Objectives: The student who successfully completes English 200 will be able to: Students will demonstrate that they are able to extend the skills of expository writing and critical thinking established in English 101 with written analyses of literary works and oral interpretation of works. Students will show competence in the use of MLA style when writing critical papers researched with outside source materials. Students will demonstrate the abilities to read, understand, interpret and analyze fiction, drama, and poetry and to write analytically and critically about them. Students will show that they understand literary principles and will be able to use basic literary terms important to critical interpretations of writing and reading. Students will be able to construct essays that, when using textual evidence from both primary and secondary sources, will correctly employ the MLA style to avoid plagiarism and to reinforce accepted secondary research methods. Students will be able to relate their own experience to those experiences depicted in great works of literature Students will understand the background of literary origins and themes which will enrich their future studies in the humanities. Students will become aware of the differing but valid ways in which a literary selection may be interpreted. B. Learning outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to… 1. analyze the elements of fiction in short stories and in the novel including plot, dynamic character, setting, dramatic irony, situational irony, exposition, foreshadowing, flashback, and theme in critical essays. 2. Apply the conventions of MLA documentation in critical essays. 3. Analyze the elements of drama from the modern period as well as ancient Greek tragedy including characterization, theme, resolution, rising and falling action, influence of Greek tragedy on modern theater.

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