Literature

The English Department offers four possible options to satisfy the General Education Literature requirement. Introduction to Literature (ENG 250), Introduction to Literature: Examining Depictions of Gender (Eng 250G), Introduction to Film Studies (ENG 251), and Reading and Writing Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (ENG 252).

Students may take any 300 level literature course to fulfill the requirement as well; however, the courses listed below are designed and taught with non-majors in mind.

250 Introduction to Literature 
Prerequisite: ENG 102/Eng 200 with a grade of C or higher.

Introduces a variety of fiction, poetry, and drama; helps students to appreciate, interpret, and analyze imaginative literature while understanding how literature relates to the human condition and the social and natural worlds around us. May be supplemented with multimedia and readings from other disciplines.

250G Introduction to Literature: Examining Depictions of Gender
Prerequisite: ENG 102/ Eng 200 with a grade C or higher.

Introduces a variety of fiction, poetry, and drama; helps students to appreciate, interpret, and analyze imaginative literature while understanding how literature relates to the human condition and the social and natural worlds around us with a particular emphasis on gender issues. May be supplemented with multimedia and readings from other disciplines. A student cannot receive credit for both English 250 and English 250G.

ENG 251: Introduction to Film Studies
Prerequisite: ENG 102/ Eng 200 with a grade of C or higher.

Provides a historical survey of Western cinema, introducing standard film terms, key historical developments, film analysis, and interpretation. Covers salient issues in contemporary film studies. Assignments include shot descriptions, daily screening essays, and critical analyses. This course meets the Literature element of the General Education requirements.

ENG 252 Reading and Writing Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
Prerequisite: ENG 200 with a grade of C or higher.

Examines literature through the experience of writing beginning-level fictional, poetic, and dramatic sketches in conjunction with critical analyses of texts. Like English 250 and 251, this course also satisfies the General Education literature requirement.