Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 260                                    
Course Title: Introduction to Literary Study
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Introduction to Literary Study teaches the skills needed to study literature with understanding and pleasure. Students will learn strategies for reading, interpreting, criticizing, and writing about complex literary works. Through studying short stories, poetry, plays, and a novel, students ascertain the defining characteristics of literary genres, develop a working vocabulary of literary terms, and advance their ability to write critical essays on literary texts.

Prerequisite: English 101; Any 200-level or above LIT course
Corequisite: Any 200-level or above LIT course
Start Date:    02/02/2015                         End Date: