ENG300 201801 Undergraduate

Term: 
Fall 2018
Course: 
ENG 300
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Introduction to Literary Criticism
Instructors: 

Corbett Upton

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  • Title: Career Instructor
  • Additional Title: Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-3961
  • Office: 375 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring term: TR 2:00-4:00 & by appt.
Department Section Description: 

ENG 300 offers an introduction to literary criticism. This course will acquaint you with many of the important issues and debates in literary studies and introduce you to various theoretical schools with examples of each type. We will engage two introductory texts to literary and cultural theory as well as explore some of the classic texts from the history of literary criticism and theory. Through class discussions, presentations, short writing assignments, and essays we will consider how these critical concepts apply to both literature and culture.

Fulfills: 

Old Major: D-Literary Theory/Criticism

Literary Theory/Criticism courses teach academic and rigorous media comprehension, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.

D-Theory/Rhetoric

Theory/Rhetoric courses teach media theory, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.

English Minor

English Minor courses offer students centuries of cultural experience and representation in poetry, prose, drama, film, TV, new media, and folk artifacts.  The English minor can focus and extend the values of a liberal arts education, while also providing extensive training in writing, speaking, and critical thinking.