Studies in Literary Theory

Studies in Literary Theory
In-depth study of primary texts by contemporary literary theorists. May include topics such as Frankfurter school, feminist criticism, reader response, or post-structuralism.
 Hours1.0 - 5.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedGerm 302, 303, 330, 340, 343.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining GERM 443R
Course Outcomes

Paradigms, Concepts and Principles of Critical Approaches

Describe at a deep level the paradigms, concepts and principles underlying the most significant critical approaches to text developed by theorists in the 20th/21st centuries. #4

Development of Modern European Philosophy

Trace the development of modern European philosophy from a focus on metaphysics to a focus on language, and describe the significance of this change for our modern culture, education and critical discourse.#4

Critical Vocabulary

Produce a critical vocabulary with definitions of key terms utilized in the ideas and theories under discussion.#3, 4,5

Questions to Ask by Specific Theoretical/Analytical Approach

Produce a thorough list of the kinds of questionsthat would be asked of a text by the specific theoretical/analytic approaches discussed in class. #3,4,5

Applying Critical Approaches

Apply a particular critical approach to the interpretation of a pre-selected text. #3,4,5

Applying Reading Strategies

Apply well-developed reading strategies for coping with complex, lengthy texts in order to focus on the concepts that are most valid and valuable to an understanding of what is being said. #3,4,5