ENG 3020 - Literary and Cultural Theory
Goals: To introduce students to theoretical approaches to texts and to the practical applications of literary theory. Students should take this gateway course in the sophomore year in conjunction with declaring a major/minor. This course builds on the learning experiences introduced in 1110, the surveys, and ENG 3010: Textual Studies and Criticism and prepares students for success in 3000-level writing and literature courses and the senior seminar. Required for many 3000-level courses.
Content: Reading and discussing representative twentieth century critical approaches to the study and understanding of written texts and producing analytical essays that apply critical methods to selected texts.