Literature 100 students will learn how to read critically and learn study strategies. They will incorporate skimming, integrate knowledge, identify main ideas, support evidence from reading, and identify cause and effect. Further, they will discuss points of view, bias, and sequence as well as plot, setting, theme and characterization.
Literature 200 students will identify context and word parts, learn to read through questioning, and comparing and evaluating. They will apply critical reading skills to distinguish between fact and opinion, detect errors, propaganda, process and patterns of organization and discuss tone.
For additional learning Literature 300 students will learn the fundamentals of writing an MLA formatted research paper by incorporating scientific references. They will have a clear research thesis statement, create outlines, and make a supported argument through drafts and a 5 page final paper.