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This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Literature (common course-id ENGL 120), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in  the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

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General Course Description: ENGL 120

This course introduces representative works from major genres, develops students’ close reading and analytical writing skills, and promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cultural, historical, and aesthetic qualities of literature.

Minimum Units: 3.0

Date Added to MERLOT: August 03, 2016
Created by: SUOL4ed subr
License: Creative Commons License
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  • Genres: at minimum, poetry, drama, and short fiction.  Other genres may include the novel, creative non-fiction, and essays.
  • Literary terminology, devices, and critical approaches
  • Active and critical reading strategies
  • Writing critically about literature
Outcomes:
  • Read a variety of texts actively and critically
  • Identify key elements of major genres in order to analyze and interpret texts
  • Define common literary terms and apply them to the analysis of specific texts
  • Compose formal written analyses of texts that demonstrate appropriate academic discourse and the conventions of literary analysis.
  • Research appropriate primary and secondary sources and apply documentation skills without plagiarism.
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Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more... More