Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    Jul 06, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 1250 - Popular Literature

3 cr
What are you reading? What do you like to read? Mysteries? Science Fiction? Fantasy? Horror? This class looks through a new lens at what people enjoy reading in the current moment, and asks questions like: Why do we enjoy it? What does it say about us? Will people be reading it in 100 years? This course uses current popular fiction to engage students in basic analysis, looking at cultural contexts, critical frameworks and evaluation of literary quality within the field of pleasure reading. It will provide structures for developing skills in literary study, exploring the foundations of pleasure in reading and using literary critical terminology.
This course fulfills the Aesthetic Understanding frame of reference
Every semester