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ENGL2237 – Introduction to Literature: Short Prose pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2, 6 and 9. This literature course will focus on the ethical dimensions of political, social and personal life as conveyed in short prose. The basic elements and concepts of short prose will be studied.
Prerequisites: ENGL1101
Corequisites: None
  1. Gather factual information as found in the text, in the author's biographical profile, or in the historical context of the work and use this information to help interpret the text.
  2. Imagine and seek out a variety of possible objectives, assumptions, interpretations, or perspectives regarding the texts studied.
  3. Analyze the logical connections among the facts, objectives, and assumptions as presented in short prose and use these to formulate or evaluate implications of the situations revealed in the text.
  4. Recognize and articulate the value assumptions which underlie and affect decisions, interpretations, analyses, and evaluations made by others as shown in the selections studied.
  5. Articulate how these works can be expressions of individual as well as human values within an historical and social context.
  6. Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views to the situations presented in short prose.
  7. Reflect upon and analyze the ethical dimensions of political, social, environmental, and scientific issues as they emerge in the texts studied.
  8. Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others as reflected in short prose.
  9. Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship by reading a broad spectrum of short prose that deals with others' ethical dilemmas.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 2. Critical Thinking
  • 6. The Humanities and Fine Arts
  • 9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility

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