ENGL 419 (03) - How to Read Anything

How to Read Anything

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 50848
Whether epic or tweet, song lyric or script, English 419 prepares you for close, detailed, and critical readings and for writing with clarity and precision. You?ll discover selected prose, poetry, plays and films from across the English-speaking world throughout history. Whatever your major, this course develops skills in research, writing, and critical thinking. Prerequisite (with minimum grade of C) for declaring one of the four majors or two options offered in the English Department.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Equivalent(s): ENGL 419H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery)
Instructors: Robin Hackett

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 332
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Spring 2023 Course Details

This course, an introduction to the art and the conventions of literary analysis, has two main goals: to help students become more skillful close readers and analytical writers; and to explore the ways in which scholarship in the humanities, and in literature in particular, enriches public life. We will practice reading and writing about texts from a range of genres, including drama, fiction, non-fiction prose, and poetry, as well as from across centuries and national boundaries. English 419 will help you develop and improve the skills in interpretation, analysis, and argumentation you will need to do well as an English major, and in whatever career you choose.

English 419 fulfills the University Discovery INQ requirement, and is a Writing Intensive Course.