Literary Criticism 4 credits
The emphasis of this course is on both the study of theory and actual practice of literary criticism. The course surveys major critical theories and movements in Western literature from Aristotle through the present. Students will gain practice in using various critical methods on a variety of literary works. The goal is for each student to arrive at a recognition and articulation of his/her own preferred critical method and to put that method into practice in a major project.

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