ENLS 2000 Literary Investigations

An introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary texts; the relevance of literature to individuals, communities, and nations; and the critical thinking, writing, and research skills used in literary study. Topics include critical approaches to interpretation; formal qualities of texts; historical, political, and social contexts; and relationships to other forms of expression. Each section investigates literature through specific issues, themes, or topics. 400-level courses assume familiarity with skills, methods, and terms of literary analysis covered in ENLS 200.

notes: Exemption from the prerequisite may be requested from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.