LITR201 Literature: A Reflection of Life
This course is about how literature can illuminate issues and themes and provide life lessons for people that broaden and deepen their own insights from experience. Students will learn how to read texts for the essential elements of expression, voice, form, theme and character and how to articulate an intelligent response to a piece of fiction, which includes short stories and poetry. They will reflect on how reading can provide a means to understanding one’s self, others, our culture and the way diverse perspectives add to learning. Students will be asked to reflect on how developing a reading practice can enhance their professional career options. They will explore how finding one’s authentic voice in fiction can be a profound expression of the experience of being human.