This introductory level course presents the elements and examples of three genres of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will learn the origins of literature and the purposes of the study of literature. Students will associate the study of literature and thinking skills, such as critical reading. Students will utilize thinking skills to research and apply literary criticism to analyze and critique various literary works in the context of discussing and writing about literature.
In the lower-division Baccalaureate/Associate Degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Literature.