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ENG 118 - Women As Writers

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify women writers and their literature.
  2. Explain the effect of cultural, historical and socio-economic forces on women writers.
  3. Trace and explain the intellectual heritage contributing to the present day women’s movement.
  4. Identify and explicate major themes developed by women writers.
  5. Analyze the contemporary critical responses to the literature written by women.
  6. Develop critical reading, thinking and writing skills by analyzing the literature.
Listed Topics
  1. Literary forms used by women: plays, poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction
  2. Changing cultural, social, historical and economic definitions of women’s roles and rights and the influence on the themes and styles of women writers
  3. Critical responses to women’s literature
  4. Characteristics of a feminist approach to literature
  5. Timeline of periods and authors
  6. Stylistic variations of the writing of women
  7. Literary analysis of writers’ works
Reference Materials
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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