Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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ENG 2820 - Writing About Literature as Social Action

Addresses works of literature from a rhetorical perspective, viewing different literary texts as situated within a time and culture. Students analyze different texts as examples of social action. Sections might focus on specific literary genres such as the novel, short fiction, drama, poetry, the memoir, etc., or they might use a mixture of genres. The course engages students in formal and informal writing, writing to learn, critical reading, and critical thinking. This course can serve as one of the core course requirements for the Writing Certificate.

Requisites: ENG 1510 or 1610 or 151A or 152 or 153 or 153A or 153B
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will know how literature functions rhetorically and how literary texts are situated in a time and culture and can be used as a means of social action.
  • Students will learn to write rhetorical analyses of literary texts.
  • Students will use formal writing to generate thesis-driven texts; these texts can include digital texts or presentations.
  • Students will use informal writing to generate responses to literary genres, specific texts, or class themes.
  • Students will work on improving their writing in a range of areas, including focus, organization, support, clarity, and correctness.

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