ENG 271 : Introduction to Literature: Genre

This course introduces students to the study of significant works of literature in selected genres. Emphasis is on discussion of and writing about characteristics and themes of the works. A student may enroll in this course more than one time (for different genres); however, only three credits will be applied toward degree.


A grade of “C” or better in ENG 100.

Course Outcomes

  • Use concepts and terminology particular to literary study to analyze and interpret imaginative literary works orally and in writing.
  • Respond to a work of literature as an expression of a culture’s values and compare those with the student’s own.
  • Enjoy a more creative, enlightened, and fulfilled life through an appreciation of literature’s social, cultural, political, and philosophical themes and techniques.
  • Exhibit knowledge about selected writers and their characteristic themes and techniques.

Course Details




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