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2016-2017 Catalog Year
ENG-223: Themes of Literature

General Information

  • Name: Themes of Literature
  • Discipline: English
  • Units (Credits): 3–6
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: ENG 102 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

This course offers reading of short stories, poems, plays and novels on a theme selected by the instructor. Course could examine such a topic as the American myth of the frontier or study perceived differences between various multicultural perceptions and attitudes in Europe and the United States. Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102 or consent of the instructor.

II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of prominent themes within literature and/or apply knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Present substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience. (Gen Ed 2)
  2. Understand and use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply terms used to analyze literature suitable for applications or arguments regarding literary texts. (Gen Ed 6)
  3. Describe the influence of diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on literary expressions or practices. (Gen Ed 5)

Scheduled ENG-223 classes:

Fall 2016