ENG 222 : Images of Women in Literature

Explores images of women as they appear in a diverse range of texts from across a variety of cultures and historical periods. Focuses on how both men and women have imagined and represented femininity and femaleness in ways that can challenge, reinforce and/or reconfigure culturally-based perceptions, behaviors and practices.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the ways in which the text constructs images of women within diverse cultures and a variety of historical moments.
  • Locate (find and place) representations of women within various literary traditions, conventions, and in relation to other forms of artistic expression.
  • Recognize stylistic choices authors make within given forms and the ways they affect the creation of images of women in literature.
  • Explore how form influences meaning in complex documents that invite multiple interpretation.
  • Write clear, focused, coherent essays about literature for an academic audience using standard English conventions and style.

Additional Information

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

Course Adoption Date

Course Revision Date





Grading Options

Letter Grades


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