ENGL 209
Theories of Language and Literature Spring 2018 Division I; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as COMP265 / ENGL209
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This course is made up of questions: What is literature and why would anyone want to study it? What can you figure out by examining language that you can’t figure out by studying history or psychology? Do students of literature have distinctive ways of asking questions about the world? Why do we call some language literary? Can any language be literary if it appears in the right kind of book? Is there a difference between verbal forms of art and visual or auditory ones? Can novels do things that plays and poetry cannot? Why does anyone read poetry anyway?
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3792
Requirements/Evaluation: four short papers totaling 20 pages, informal weekly writing, class attendance and participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-year students, and English majors who have yet to take a Gateway course
Distributions: Division I; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: ENGL Criticism Courses; ENGL 200-level Gateway Courses;

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