2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 230 - Introduction to Literature

Description: Introduction to close reading and writing about a variety of works of literature from different genres.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Formal attributes of literary texts 
  2. Genre 
  3. Close reading 
  4. Literary criticism 
  5. Meanings and etymologies of English words 
  6. Contextual influences on works of literature 
  7. Scholarly research and documentation 
  8. Rhetorical strategies 
  9. Surface features 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define key terms and give examples of literary devices in a variety of works of literature. (1, 3)
  2. Identify and compare works from a variety of genres. (2, 3) 
  3. Discuss various approaches to literary criticism and apply their methods to works of literature. (4, 3)
  4. Analyze how language contributes to the meaning of a work of literature. (5) 
  5. Determine and analyze the contextual (social, cultural, political, historical) influences on works of literature. (6, 7)
  6. Conduct scholarly research. (7) 
  7. Document sources in MLA style. (7) 
  8. Determine the relationships between and among audience, text, and author in a variety of genres and texts, and employ rhetorical strategies in critical writing about texts. (8) 
  9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (9) 

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 2500 words of monitored writing.