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.
- Write engaging and well-supported essays using analysis and synthesis to explore literary themes.
- Examine the primary issues, themes, and motifs examined by women authors.
- Place and explain literary works within their historical contexts.
- 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.
- Connect the themes expressed in literature to their own lives.
- Use common terms and concepts appropriate to the study of literature.