Catalogue 2018 - 2019

ENGL 302 Approaches to the Study of Literature


3 cr.


Junior standing and "C" or better in ENGL 133 and one literary survey, or permission of English Chair.

Course Description

This course will explore contemporary literacy and cultural studies. Students will read primary texts that have had a major influence on the interpretation of literature (Freud, Marx, and others), explore the development of major critical "schools" of thought, and learn to consider texts from a variety of perspectives. This course will have students study, share, and question contemporary approaches to literature and the literary term associated with those critical approaches, while also creating and sharing a close analysis of a particular literary work.


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.