Introduction to Literature

Arts and Humanities

Introduction to Literature


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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Timothy Watson
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    • Phone: Please contact by email
    • Location: 401 Ashe
  • Recommended for
    All students, especially those who wish to deepen their understanding and appreciation of literature, and who wish to improve their writing skills.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

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The portrayal of human life as we experience it, in all its immediacy, is the goal of literature. This cognate will introduce you to ways of seeing and understanding how literature achieves this goal. The cognate will build upon your earlier encounters with literary works from childhood on, but by using a college-level approach it will in fact become a fresh and expansive introduction to literature. The cognate will also help you sharpen the analytic and writing skills you will need in your professional life.

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Complete exactly 2 of the following Option Groups:

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