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Writing the World - Introduction to Literature
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: BDes and BFA students: 3.0 credits first year studio and 1.0 credit liberal studies, including the first year writing course

BA Honours program students: may register with approval; contact Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences office at liberalstudies@ocadu.ca or 416-977-6000 extension 372 or 3351
grade of 60%).
Literature provides ways of seeing the world and engaging ideas through the art and artistry of language in the created works of its authors. This introductory course will engage students in close readings of traditional and contemporary literary genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The course covers a broad range of literature by authors from a variety of cultures, nationalities and aesthetic backgrounds. Students will learn to analyze the texts critically and identify key elements of each literary genre, and creative strategies deployed by the authors. Writing textual analysis following in the tradition of literary studies and rigorous class discussions are integral to the course.
Notes: Course title and description change 2014-15. Priority Registration for BA in Visual and Critical Studies program students.
Course was last updated June 6, 2014 - 4:05 PM