EN 203 – Introduction to Literature

Walaa Ali Sallam

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Course assistant

By the end of this course, students will be able to: a.1 Describe events in the given literary texts a.2 Paraphrase them in his/her own language a.3 Discuss their significance a.4 Distinguish the various literary genres and their features a.5. Employ pertinent literary terms when discussing texts. b.1 Analyze different meanings in the given literary texts b.2 Detect the used techniques b.3 Develop critical and independent thinking b.4 Assess texts from different genres such as poetry, drama, short stories and novel b.5 Analyze texts using the terminology used b.6 Memorize the literary terminology used. c.1 Create paragraphs in English language c.2 Compile data in an organized form c.3 Integrate conversations between students in English c.4 Generate open-discussions during lectures d.1 Organize his/her time to meet the assignments\’ deadline d.2 Complete his/her reading within a limited amount of time d.3 Operate in a team d.4 Prepare his/her share of work d.5 Defend his/her point of view in English d.6 Support his/her answers with academic references

Course objectives

This course introduces students to basic literary concepts integrated into various genres, including poetry, short story, novel and drama. Students are expected to identify, discuss and apply key elements of each specific literary genre. In addition to identifying and discussing the elements of literature, this course also provides students with a wide range of critical perspectives for reading literature.

Course description

  • Mid-term exam 20%
  • Assignment 10%
  • Quiz 10%
  • Final written exam 60%

Course assessment

Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Vol. 31. Random House, 2010.

Recommended text books

Wofreys, Julian. The English Literature Companion. Palgrave Mcmillan, 2012. Print.

Recommended refrences