2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG247: Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

3 Credit(s)
Foundation Course required of all Literature Majors and Minors
The study of literature has undergone radical transformations in the past few generations. This course examines how the sweeping social, cultural, and political changes of the past century have influenced the traditional use of literature to delight and instruct. Students will learn about the development of literary criticism from its moral, philosophical, and historical beginnings through its encounters with thinkers such as Freud and Marx and the modern currents of, for example, formalist, feminist, post-structuralist and postcolonial thought.