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ENGL course numbers 1301, 2000 and 2010 fulfill the University Core of Common Studies requirement in Literature/Performing Arts (LPA)

UCCS Learning Objectives for Literature and Performing Arts (LPA)
Upon completing these courses, students will be able to:
(1) Produce oral and written assessments of literary and cultural texts and/or performances using the language and concepts of the discipline of literary studies.
(2) Articulate how literary and cultural texts can transform one’s understanding of self, others, and communities.
(3) Apply the methodologies of literary criticism to representative works of literature.

1301 Honors English 1

2000 Literature, History and Culture

2010 Literature and Genre

What do stories do?

James Baldwin describes what stories do: "while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell..."

What do poems do?

For Emily Dickinson, poems "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

What do plays do?

For Tennessee Williams: "I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."

This section of Literature and Genre will engage the breadth and depth of the “mystery incarnated in human life” through stories, poems, and plays created by some of the most imaginative writers, particularly American writers. 



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