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ENGL 210 Approaches to Literature

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or 101 or 3 credits from ENGL 110-139; by invitation of the department. (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course is an introduction to literature for students considering an English major. We discuss and evaluate the many different ways of approaching a work of literature. Each member of the English faculty presents a work of literature and leads a discussion in the light of a critical vantage point. We read a wide variety of poetry, drama and narrative prose; and our perspectives may include feminist, psychological, mythopoeic and new historicist analysis, among others.