ENG 104 : Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

Examines significant works of fiction, short stories and novels, from diverse cultures and periods in history; explores fiction as an art form designed to provoke thought and challenge social norms; considers fiction as an expression of human experience.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should able to:

  • Recognize and understand the variety of stylistic choices that authors of fiction make within given forms and how form influences meaning.
  • Articulate ways in which the text contributes to self-understanding.
  • Engage, through the text, unfamiliar and diverse cultures, experiences and points of view, recognizing the text as a product of a particular culture and historical moment.
  • Understand the text within the context of a literary tradition or convention.
  • Evaluate various interpretations of a text and their validity through reading, writing, and discussion in individual and group responses analyzing the support/evidence for a particular interpretation.
  • Conduct research to find materials appropriate to use for literary analysis, using MLA conventions to document primary and secondary sources in written responses to a literary text

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B.

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Grading Options

Letter Grades


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