2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 237 - Women in Literature


Description: Survey of women in literature from ancient Greece to present with emphasis on images of female protagonists as portrayed by male and female authors.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Characteristic elements of literature (theme, figurative language, characterization) and introduction to genres (essay, poetry, short story, novel) 
  2. Tools and methods of literary criticism and scholarly research 
  3. Geographical, historical, and social influences on women's literature including issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality 
  4. Historical portraits of women from selected time periods with emphasis on images of female protagonists as portrayed by male and female writers 
  5. Archetypal approach to the study of portraits of women by male and female writers

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define key literary terms, and apply them to the study of selected works of women's literature from a variety of genres. (1)
  2. Apply the tools and methods of literary criticism and scholarly research to selected works of women's literature. (2)
  3. Discuss and analyze geographical, historical, and social influences on women's literature, including issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. (3)
  4. Analyze historical portrayals of female protagonists in literature. (4)
  5. Identify the various archetypal patterns of women throughout history and literary periods. (5)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing. A minimum of 1500 of the 2500 words will be in the form of a scholarly essay.