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Course Description

This course introduces themes in literature and provides guided study and practice in reflecting on themes which describe the human experience across cultural and societal boundaries. The course includes readings from literature in different genres and cultures. Students study the literature in thematic units and are asked to make connections to their own lives and cultures.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

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Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy, Tuition Refund Policy and all University Policies in the Catalog for more information.

Topics and Objectives

Literature in Society

  • Elements of Literature—Stories
    • Explain writer’s strategies for conveying ideas through stories.
    • Describe the theme of a story.
  • Active and Responsive Reading
    • Demonstrate what it means to be an active, responsive reader.

Elements of Literature—Poetry

  • Explain how literary conventions and poetic devices help convey the meaning of a poem.
  • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading poetry.

Elements of Literature—Drama

  • Explain the literary conventions and devices of drama.
  • Determine how playwrights and readers create meaning in drama.
  • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading drama.

Elements of Literature—Nonfiction

  • Explain the literary conventions and devices of nonfiction.
  • Determine how authors and readers create meaning in nonfiction.
  • Explain the role of the imagination in writing and reading nonfiction.

Comparing Literature

  • Draw connections among conventions and devices used in literary genres.

Prerequisites

None

Required Materaials

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Books ala Carte Edition*MLA Update* (13th update Edition) - ISBN: 9780134582481

You can click on the link below to order your textbooks.

Click here to purchase from the university bookstore.

Disclaimers

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
LITERATURE IN SOCIETY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 26, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
167.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Reading List / Textbook

Required for Class:

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Books ala Carte Edition*MLA Update* (13th update Edition) - ISBN: 9780134582481

You can click on the link below to order your textbooks.

Click here to purchase from the university bookstore.

Section Title
LITERATURE IN SOCIETY
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 24, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Reading List / Textbook

Required for Class:

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Books ala Carte Edition*MLA Update* (13th update Edition) - ISBN: 9780134582481

You can click on the link below to order your textbooks.

Click here to purchase from the university bookstore.

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