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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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LIT 101 - Introduction to Literature

Last Date of Approval: Fall 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course includes training in understanding the forms of fiction: short story, drama, poetry, and novel. Attention is given to personal and social values as they appear in selected readings. This course helps students build confidence in their reading and communication skills while also enabling them to think critically, consider the viewpoints of others, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face, virtual, and/or online

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  1. Develop critical reading and thinking skills regarding literature.
    1. Compare and contrast works of literature.
    2. Describe the relationship between literature and culture, such as philosophy, religion, science, the other arts, the social sciences, politics, etc.
    3. Recognizing connections between poetry and personal frame of reference.
  2. Employ the terminology of four genres of literature: short story, drama, poetry, and novel.
    1. State a theme of a work of literature.
    2. Identify elements of plot and conflict.
    3. Inspect the role of setting.
    4. Examine character and point of view.
    5. Explain the connection between symbols and their meanings.
    6. Analyze the role of stage directions, physical activity, and dialogue in drama.
    7. Explain the importance of exposition and resolution in a work of literature.
    8.  Analyze devices unique to poetry.
  3. Analyze different levels of meaning within the work.
    1. Validate multiple themes in a long work such as a novel or play.
    2. Recognize connections between a novel or play and personal frame of reference.

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