Foundation ENG 101: Writing about Literature
A course that develops strategies for reading and writing about literature (poetry, drama, fiction, literary essays), with the expectation that students will be able to understand and interpret primary literary texts; develop writing skills; and develop and organize interpretive essays through the use and evaluation of sources.
Goals & Objectives
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to understand and critically analyze college-level literary texts.
- (1A) Understand the use of specific literary terms, traditions, or styles
- (1B) Interpret the meanings or significance of a literary text
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to construct a coherent, thesis-driven essay on a literary topic.
- (2A) Identify and articulate a central thesis around which the essay is to be organized
- (2B) Develop a coherent argument that supports a central thesis
- (2C) Support argument with evidence from literary texts and/or secondary sources
- (2D) Find and evaluate print and electronic sources appropriate for answering a specific research question about a literary text.
- (2E) Cite sources according to MLA documentation style and with academic integrity
- (2F) Demonstrate appropriate conventions of grammar and style