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ENGL 402. Literary Theory and Criticism

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: The concepts which apply to such problems as the writer's creative process, the various purposes of literary art, form, and technique, and the responses that literature elicits.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the significant issues in the field of literary theory and criticism.
2. Compare different approaches to literary theory and criticism, such as formalism, cultural studies, and deconstruction.
3. Apply different theoretical and critical frameworks to their own readings of literary texts.
4. Develop critical thinking and writing skills in their analyses of texts through classroom discussions as well as writing assignments.

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