2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Jan 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

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 FYW 1120, the surveys, and ENG 1900: Introduction to Literature 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 20th and 21st-century critical approaches to the study and understanding of written texts and producing analytical essays that apply critical methods to selected texts.

Taught: Fall and spring

Prerequisite: ENG 1200 or ENG 1800

Note: The English department recommends that students complete ENG 1900 before enrolling in this course. This course is not recommended for first year students.

Credits: 4