ENG 272 : Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature

This course introduces students to the study of significant works of literature in selected cultures and cultural formations. 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 cultures); 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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