The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.
Number: ENGL 4106
Catalog Name: Studies in Genre
Instructor sub-title (optional)
Required texts and other readings/materials
- Individual instructors may assemble a group of texts that will allow students to meet the objectives and specifications of the course. No specific texts are required.
- An intensive examination of the formal, social, cultural and historical contexts of a single literary genre as well as the theoretical concerns that underlie its analysis. May be repeated for credit as genre or topic varies. Students may enroll up to three semesters.
- Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 and 1102.
- Required for Certification in Secondary English Education..
- A further specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.
- Students will learn about the distinguishing characteristics of a literary genre and develop and appreciation of how that genre evolves into many diverse forms.
- Students will develop an advanced critical facility in the formal analysis of a specific literary genre.
- Students will be able to identify and use some of the most significant theories and methods that shape the contemporary study of a specific literary genre.
- Students will read and analyze works from a specific literary genre written during different historical eras and from different national or cultural perspectives.
- Students will demonstrate in both oral and written work a discipline-specific critical facility through convincing and well-supported analysis of related material.
- Students will demonstrate their command of academic English and the tenets of sound composition by means of thesis-driven analytical prose.
- Students will learn to use discipline-specific computer technologies related to the study of language such as listservs, word processing, and internet research.
- This course fulfills one of the departmental requirements for the completion of the English major.
- Students will develop the analytical, oral and written skills to pursue graduate study or careers in teaching, writing, business and a variety of other fields.
- Students will be able to define and pursue independent research agendas.
- This course contributes to the program goal of equipping students with a foundation in literary history and the issues surrounding literary study in contemporary culture.
- This course broadens students' desire and ability to take pleasure in their encounter with literature.
General topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
- To be determined by instructor.
- To be determined by instructor.
- Students will display their command of academic English and of the tenets of sound composition by means of thesis-driven analytical prose, including at least ten pages of research-based writing.
- Departmental plagiarism policies
- Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
- A detailed calendar of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and kept on file in the English department office.
- Students should be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.
- MLA style should be emphasized and required on out of class essays.