ELIT1060-G Reading Literature: Myths    (Spring 2013)

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About The Instructor
Course Details
Section "G" of this course is a summer faculty led international course. The class will meet four times during the spring semester at times convenient to the students. The major work will be done in Ireland between May 13 and May 26. Students will receive an incomplete at the end of the spring term and their grade will be give after the end of the Irish trip. Assessments will be based on readings, a written exam given in Ireland and a variety of activities completed during the trip.

Session, Dates: 5 (03/11/2013 - 05/04/2013)

Days: APPT

Time: -

Location: Moon Campus

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Seats Available: APPT

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course teaches students the processes of close reading, analysis and interpretation of literature and invites students to make connections between literature and their experiences. Students learn to distinguish between reading for comprehension and reading for pleasure, to recognize key principles of storytelling, and to distinguish types of literary works. Introducing students to texts that are international and multicultural in scope as well as to Western literature, the course focuses on the repeatable, universal patterns that inform various literatures and cultures and the effects of various cultural myths on literary works.

Prerequisite: COSK1220

About The Instructor

Jim Vincent
Associate Professor of English
 English Department
Coordinator, Rooney Int'l Scholar's Program
 Center for Global Engagement

vincent@rmu.edu
412-397-6456 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 320

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