ENG 264 Contemporary Women’s Literature
ENG 264 – Contemporary Women’s Literature
Course Number and Name: ENG 264 Contemporary Women’s Literature
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 102 or ENG 105
Co-Requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: The course examines contemporary literature written by women, focusing on what it means to be a woman in today’s world. The course examines representative works from major women writers who come from diverse social, political, cultural economic and personal perspectives.
General Education Goals: ENG 264 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Humanistic Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity. The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples. ENG 264 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- read and analyze a variety of works of literature by contemporary women writers from a variety of cultures;
- write critical reaction papers analyzing literary patterns in assigned works of literature by women; and
- write a comprehensive and original literary research paper about significant works by women writers, incorporating ideas from reliable published and the internet sources.