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ENGL 123 Introduction to Literature

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    Jul 02, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is a good one for any student who has even a vague interest in literature. Besides being a required course for some majors, it is a fun class that explores different genres of literature, as well as different authors and styles.

    Course highlights:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the reading that was assigned during this course. We learned about short stories, poetry, plays, and everything in between it seemed!

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you read! This course is majorly discussion based, and it is awkward if neither you or your classmates read the required text!

    • Fall 2016
    • DianeAwbrey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jan 15, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would always recommend this course! It is filled with so much knowledge and understanding of all forms of literature from fiction to plays to poetry. Every day it seems you learn more.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about myself through this course, and the way I look at the world. With the class came a deeper understanding of the imagination of an author, and the different literary devices each one uses.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Look for the good in the course. Like anything if you focus on the bad you will find it. It remains especially true for english courses. It can be intimidating and frustrating if you don't immediately understand something, but the reward is worth it.

    • Fall 2016
    • DianeAwbrey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments
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    Nov 17, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Introduction to Literature is a great class for those who like literature and those who want to learn how to dissect and understand different types of literature. This class is more discussion based rather than lecture based.

    Course highlights:

    Throughout this course, we went through three types of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. In the fiction unit, we discuss and dissect different short stories. Throughout the poetry unit, we talk about different poems from poets like William Shakespeare, George Herbert, and John Donne. In the drama unit, we discuss plays by different playwrights. All throughout the course, we effectively learn how to interpret the different types of literature.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you do the reading. If you do not do the reading then you will get less out of the class. As I said before, the class is discussion based and if you don't read then the discussions will be dull. You get out what you put in for this class.

    • Fall 2016
    • DianeAwbrey
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading


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