May 21, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 221 - Popular Literature

5 CR

Investigates the themes, conventions, and cultural assumptions of genre-based popular literature. Specific topics vary and are announced in the class schedule.

Recommended: ENGL 101  or ENGL 201  or a literature course in the 100 series.
Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate literal and inferential comprehension of the texts
  • Pose and investigate interpretive questions on texts
  • Write focused, unified and well-developed analytical papers and exam essays
  • Explain the development of a given genre of popular literature from its beginnings to its contemporary practice.
  • Identify genre conventions and apply them to sub-genres
  • Use appropriate literary terminology in analyzing the various forms of popular literature
  • Relate the sub-genres of the given literature to their cultural context
  • Use various methods of literary analysis, such as formal, psychological, and/or feminist analysis/
  • Demonstrate how popular literature reflects the concerns and prejudices of its own time.

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