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Winter 2022
Sep 27,2022
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ENG 104_H - Introduction to Literature: Fiction-Honors
Associated Term: Winter 2022
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. Distinguish between connotation and denotation and demonstrate how the connotative language helps shape major points of a literary text (poem, story, play) 2. Demonstrate an ability to read works of fiction at both a literal and figurative level 3. Articulate familiarity with social and political perspectives on fiction, such as those that consider race, gender, ethnicity, nationality and sexual orientation 4. Identify and define significant literary devices (such as plot, character, setting, theme and point of view) for the purpose of meaningful interpretation 5. Demonstrate an appreciation of the power of fiction to create worlds 6. Demonstrate an awareness of one's self and others as members of a culture 7. Demonstrate and ability to differentiate in works of fiction among significant elements (e.g., between short stories by the same or different authors, between short story and novel or film, between works of fiction from different literary-historical periods) 8. Interpret works of fiction within their contexts (e.g., literary/historical periods and influences, cultural and biographical background of authors, authorial intentions and critical reception) 9. Formulate and apply criteria that are appropriate to the context and genre of the literary text when evaluating works of fiction 10. Distinguish between unsupported responses and literary-critical judgment when evaluating works of fiction 11. Develop initial responses into literary-critical judgment 12. Use effective oral and written communication-- including at least one formal essay -- to express literary interpretations and evaluations-- developed independently and/or collaboratively 13. Produce a significant amount of interpretive and analytical writing using well-selected textual and other evidence 14. Utilize MLA, APA, or equivalent standard style sheet documentation when needed, and edited Standard American English 15. Demonstrate ability to use interpretive frameworks to investigate contextual meanings of literature
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