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ENGL 581. Topics in Literature

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: A literary theme, genre, or major author considered in the relevant historical, cultural, and critical contexts. May be repeated with a different topic.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Work closely with one significant genre of literature and/or a major author who is not represented in our normal offerings. Dante and Dostoevsky are recent examples.
2. Identify and evaluate connections between literary texts and historical events.
3. Use literary terms appropriately when discussing and writing about medieval literature.
4. Formulate arguments about literature using close reading and theoretical approaches such as historicism, feminist criticism, etc.

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