Studies in Literary Perspectives (Basic)

Credits: 1

This Sophomore course emphasizes the importance of inquiry while supporting skills in reading, analysis, and research. Students will identify main ideas and arguments in texts; identify ways in which writers develop these ideas through characterization, plot, structure, and other literary devices and strategies; reflect on the effectiveness of literary arguments; and consider how context and occasion influence authorial decisions and literary works.


Students will also be required to develop their own perspectives and communicate via written, oral, and visual mediums, both independently and collaboratively, and synthesize a variety of genres and texts.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and evaluate a variety of texts and have the ability to communicate ideas, using a variety of methods, supported by evidence.


Prerequisite: Freshman Humanities or equivalent Open to Sophomores