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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 3500 - Contemporary Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1272  
This course is an introduction to contemporary works of literature. Students will study recent texts and analyze emerging genres and movements. This course also requires students to study the relationship between fiction and the contemporary world. Credit(s): 3 (0 plus 3)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the conventions and characteristics particular to contemporary literature, including emerging themes, genres, and movements.
  2. Analyze contemporary literature and articulate these interpretations both orally and in writing (according to MLA standards).
  3. Create a researched interpretation of a contemporary work of fiction.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between contemporary literature and the context from which it emerges.
  5. Synthesize common themes among a variety of texts, while also differentiating among these texts by studying both form and content.

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