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ENG 264 Contemporary Women’s Literature

ENG 264 – Contemporary Women’s Literature

Course Outline

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:

  1. read and analyze a variety of works of literature by contemporary women writers from a variety of cultures;
  2. write critical reaction papers analyzing literary patterns in assigned works of literature by women;        and
  3. write a comprehensive and original literary research paper about significant works by women writers, incorporating ideas from reliable published and the internet sources.