English 1100, Section 170:

Literary Interpretation

Fall 2016

“Literature as Meaning-Making”


Time/Day: 6:00 pm-7:40 pm. T/TH

Room: Brown Hall, Room 1048

Final Exam: Tue, Dec. 13, 7:15-9:15 pm

Instructor: Mr. Luke McCarthy

Email: lucas.j.mccarthy@wmich.edu

Website: http://lucasjmccarthy.com

Office: Sprau Tower, Room 712

Office Hours: Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 pm.

More office hours are available upon request. Please do not hesitate to email me if you want to arrange a time to meet!

Course Description

An introduction to the study of literature, aimed at developing abilities to read literature and write about it with skill, sensitivity, and care. Students will read poetry, drama, and prose fiction, and through the writing of several papers will be introduced to terms and methods of formal study of literature. Course required for entry into most upper-level English courses.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: ENGL 1050 or BCM 1420 or BIS 1420 or IEE 1020; with a grade of “B” or better in any prerequisite.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area I: Fine Arts.

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Required Course Materials:

  • Norton Introduction to Literature, Shorter Twelfth Edition
    • Editor: Kelly J. Mays
    • W. Norton & Company, Inc.
    • ISBN: 978-0-393-93892-0
  • The Age of Innocence (Norton Critical Edition)
    • Author: Edith Wharton
    • Editor: Candice Waid
    • ISBN: 0-393-96794-8

You can get both at the WMU bookstore: http://goo.gl/r0bx5J