ENGL 131 Introduction to Literature II • 5 Cr.


Surveys the major literary genres: poetry, drama, and fiction. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased level of comfort with the genres: poetry, drama, fiction.
  • Identify and use terminology specific to literature.
  • Recognize some major authors.
  • Read, analyze, and explicate complex literature at both the literal and inferential levels.
  • Develop a process of analyzing works of literature.
  • Use evidence from text to support a thesis.
  • Enjoy literature and appreciate unique characteristics of each genre.
  • Apply writing skills to analyzing literature.