ENG 118 - Women As Writers
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: ENG 101
This is a course in the study of women writers’ works: essays, diaries and autobiographies, as well as novels, plays and poetry.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify women writers and their literature.
- Explain the effect of cultural, historical and socio-economic forces on women writers.
- Trace and explain the intellectual heritage contributing to the present day women’s movement.
- Identify and explicate major themes developed by women writers.
- Analyze the contemporary critical responses to the literature written by women.
- Develop critical reading, thinking and writing skills by analyzing the literature.
- Literary forms used by women: plays, poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction
- Changing cultural, social, historical and economic definitions of women’s roles and rights and the influence on the themes and styles of women writers
- Critical responses to women’s literature
- Characteristics of a feminist approach to literature
- Timeline of periods and authors
- Stylistic variations of the writing of women
- Literary analysis of writers’ works
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006
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