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 Course Title:   Introduction to Literature: D

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO LITERATURE: D

 Department:    ENGL&

 Course #:    111

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    230101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Course focuses on the process of reading, analyzing, and writing critical responses to a variety of literary texts from at least three different genresówith emphasis on cultural context.


Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
WWU 202 We still need equivalency info from other institutions, such as UW, WSU, CWU, and EWU

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the formal structural aspects of at least three different literary genres.
  2. Identify relationships between cultural and historical concepts and literary form and content.
  3. Read critically to understand literary themes and how they are treated.
  4. Demonstrate a range of critical thinking skills in reading, discussing, and writing about literature.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply diverse analytical frameworks to understand and interpret literature.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to identify and describe how diverse perspectives about race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and/or culture are expressed through literature.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. This class is designed to prepare students for upper-division literature courses. Class discussion and exercises will help students to analyze texts from various genres and to develop well-supported arguments about works of literature in their cultural and historical contexts. Students will practice close reading and other techniques of literary analysis.
  2. Students may be exposed to a variety of critical approaches to literature, with a particular emphasis to be determined by the instructor.