ENGL 202 - Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism(3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course introduces students to the theoretical foundation for much of contemporary literary and cultural studies. Throughout the course students will apply literary theory to a wide variety of literary texts. In order to understand the ways that literary theory is informed by the disciplines of history, psychology, and philosophy, students will study major critical approaches such as Structuralism, Postmodernism, Ethnic and Race Studies, Psychological Criticism, New Historicism, and Gender Studies. The course is recommended for students who are considering becoming English majors and for all students who want to know more about literary interpretation.
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