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LITO 103 Introduction to Literature

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    Jan 20, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The class was a great introduction to different types of literature. Short stories and poems were covered in-depth and plays and film were discussed some near the end of the course.

    Course highlights:

    The class not only requires you to read and view great literary works, but also think about them and what they really mean, as well. The in-class discussions were very enlightening and changed the way I read.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to read and to actually really consider what was read. Don't be afraid to share ideas with the class.

    • Spring 2015
    • Joshua Woods
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Nov 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this class to anyone who has the deepest urge to know more about the greatest novels, poems, and other works of literature from the past two hundred years or so.

    Course highlights:

    As a student who was coming back to school after about 2 years of being out, Literature 103 was one of the first classes I took upon my return to Kaskaskia College. I really didn't know what to expect, but this class definitely exceeded all my expectations by the end of the semester. When you read a book, a poem, or even listen to a song, a lot of times you take what it is saying at face value. Some people don't look past the point of the literature being written, let alone try to figure out why it was written or where the author was in their lives when it was produced. This class helped me with this, by looking at not only the author's work, but also the time period it was released, as well as back stories on the authors themselves. I do, however, wish I would have known of some of the works that we studied beforehand, because a lot of them I didn't recognize, or had never heard of them before. These included The Metamorphosis, A Good Man is Hard to Find, etc.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would tell them that this class is no joke, and it's definitely not one to mess around with. You need to do the readings, and also participate in the group discussions in order to fully grasp what the teacher is trying to teach you, but to also get on the same wavelength that the other students are on in order to do well on your homework assignments and the tests that come at the end of the readings. You really do need to set aside some time during the week in order to complete the readings as well, because it doesn't help to just fill your mind with all of the passages the night before.

    • Spring 2016
    • Joshua Woods
    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Great Discussions
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    Oct 17, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It was a very easy class. I wasn't very happy when I struggled with Shakespeare and the help I got was just to use Sparknotes over maybe being able to skype with the professor.

    Course highlights:

    Taking it as a highschool student made my English class the next year much easier. It gave me more experience writing papers and help a lot with my understanding of different literary works.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Rent your textbook online, don't buy it at the bookstore. Mark all of your reading assignments as soon as you get them and order them by when they need to be completed with sticky notes. Sticky notes kept my text book organized.

    • Summer 2015
    • Orlet
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments A Few Big Assignments

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