GERM 340

Writing About Literature

German and Russian College of Humanities

Course Description

Methods of literary interpretation. Reading, writing, and research skills integral to the literary analysis expected in German major or minor courses.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Fills GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication requirement.

Title

Articulating Interpretive Ideas

Learning Outcome

Articulate their interpretive ideas in class discussions, written assignments and class presentations. (Class discussions, homework, presentations) [Outcomes 3, 5]

Title

Library and Online Research

Learning Outcome

Conduct serious library and online research and build a correct bibliography on the topic of their seminar paper. (Homework, final paper) [Outcome 3]

Title

Seminar Paper

Learning Outcome

Write an original, significant, persuasive seminar paper which interprets some aspect of a text from the class readings, and which is presented in correct MLA format. (Homework, final paper) [Outcomes 3, 5]

Title

Analyzing Theoretical and Literary Texts

Learning Outcome

Deeply analyze theoretical and literary texts of varying genres, critically asking questions of the texts in order to produce their own individual interpretation. (Homework, class discussions, final paper) [Outcome 5]