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ENG 211 - Perspectives on Literature and Film

Students in this course study multiple forms of narrative, such as graphic novels, plays, short stories, and film. Assignments and in-class activities are aimed at helping students better perceive some of the ways authors and artists use their work to engage with the world around them. Students will become more knowledgeable participants in the ongoing conversation about the value of literature and film to society and the debate surrounding the cultural and political significance of the methods we use to read and interpret narratives. Students will also be invited to think critically about their own responses to the positions and dilemmas portrayed in the texts they read and in the films they see. Analytical approaches are drawn from both literature and film studies. Depending on instructors’ expertise and the texts they have selected for study, other appropriate approaches may also be introduced. Because this course is devoted to engaging with diverse communities, the work in the course is explicitly antiracist and inclusive. This is a writing-enhanced course open to all students but is especially recommended for students pursuing or considering an interdisciplinary minor. This course is also a good fit for Creative Writing students who would like more practice writing analytically about literature and other texts.

Credit(s): 3
Course Attribute(s):
  • Arts & Humanities Perspectives course for the Dialogues.
  • This is a writing-enhanced course.

Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer (CORE 42) Course Number: MOTR LITR 100  (For additional information: https://dhe.mo.gov/core42.php)

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