ENG 272F: Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature: Women Writers

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course focuses on women authors and their works in a variety of literary genres. Students will read literature from the past and present by women of varied social and ethnic backgrounds to discover the common personal and political concerns which have motivated women to write throughout history. Emphasis will be placed upon developing critical thinking skills for understanding and appreciating individual texts, and on using writing as a way to explore ideas, make connections, and express knowledge.


"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring (once every 3 semesters)
Diversification: Literatures — DL
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Analyze key aspects of literature, such as how fiction writers use plot, character, setting, point of view, symbolism, and theme, and how poets use imagery, musical devices, diction, form, and tone.
  2. Place and explain literary works within their historical contexts.
  3. Connect the themes expressed in literature to their own lives.
  4. Write engaging and well-supported essays using analysis and synthesis to explore literary themes.
  5. Use common terms and concepts appropriate to the study of literature.
  6. Examine the primary issues, themes, and motifs examined by women authors.