LIT 290 - Banned Books
This course will survey literary works from several genres, including drama, novels, poems, and stories that have been censored or banned at one time and may still be prohibited in some places. The titles will be chosen for their importance to the study and interpretation of literature and to censorship history. Emphasis will be placed on close reading of the texts and on research into the artistic, political, and social reasons for their censorship. Some of the reading material will come from free Internet sources such as The Gutenberg Project and Banned Books Online.
Prerequisite: ENG 110 College Writing I
3 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Have improved their ability at oral discourse by discussing and explaining their interpretive responses.
2. Have improved their ability to write analytically and argumentatively by composing applications of critical methods to literary works.
3. Identify literary devices and define them.
4. Use specific details to support a claim about a text.
5. Express their interpretation of a work in clear expository prose.
6. Utilize various literary analysis approaches toward literature.
7. Express multiple viewpoints about the life questions dealt with in literature (even if they disagree with those viewpoints).
8. Relate one literary work to another, and also to the culture from which it emerged.
9. Learn and demonstrate competence in basic principles and techniques of literary research, using print as well as electronic sources.
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