Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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ENG 104 - Introduction to Literature: Fiction

4 Credit(s)

This course will present to the student a wide range of fiction from various time periods and cultures. Students will learn basic literary terminology, analyze and interpret texts, and discuss concepts that enhance appreciation of fiction. The course may include the short story and the novel or novella.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Read and interpret works of fiction at both a literal and figurative level
2. Identify and define significant literary devices (such as plot, character, setting, theme and point of view) for the purpose of meaningful interpretation
3. Interpret works of fiction within their contexts (e.g., literary/historical periods and influences, cultural and biographical background of authors or publication, authorial intentions and critical reception)
4. Demonstrate familiarity with social and political perspectives on fiction, such as those that consider race, gender, ethnicity, nationality and sexual orientation
5. Use effective oral and written communication to develop literary interpretations independently and/or collaboratively



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