ENG 225 - Reading Literature: Culture and Ideas at John Tyler Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2021-08-01

Examines a set of literary texts linked by a particular theme, with inquiry into the historical, cultural, and/or social contexts of the texts and the theme. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and intertextual study, as well as highlights an exploration of cultural ideas. Engages works of diverse genres, authors, and time periods. Specific themes will vary by section.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

ENG 225 introduces students to the study of culture and ideas through literature, focusing on the fundamental skills of close reading, interpretation, and literary analysis of literary texts and their contexts.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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