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DLL Courses

The Literature Program offers two courses that satisfy the Disciplinary Lens in Literature and Humanities requirement.

ENGL 110 – Literature and Ideas
ENGL 110: Literature and Ideas is designed to expose students to multiple literary genres, styles and forms, fostering a broad perspective and diverse reading experience. This course helps to achieve the goals of the Foundational Studies Program by focusing on the following course learning outcomes. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • analyze a variety of literary and cultural forms with attention to style, form, structure, and genre
  • use basic terminology associated with the study of literature
  • draw conclusions about literary meaning using close reading techniques and textual evidence
  • articulate orally and/or in writing an understanding of how literature reflects common themes and ideas
  • articulate how differences expressed in literature relate to cultural and societal values
  • explore and navigate complicated issues with an open mind
  • apply perspectives from literary and cultural texts to life in our world today

HUM 207 – Introduction to Humanities
HUM 207: Introduction to Humanities is designed to help students understand the ways in which the arts and humanities reflect and shape cultures over time from the perspective of a humanities scholar. This course helps to achieve the goals of the Foundational Studies Program by focusing on the following course learning outcomes. After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify and analyze major works of visual art, music, philosophy, literature, and/or architecture
  • define and use appropriate vocabulary to describe the characteristics of a variety of art forms, including such genres as painting, poetry, music, architecture, etc.
  • use clear and effective writing techniques to present ideas, including appropriate grammar and style
  • articulate and defend interpretations of works and/or cultural periods using specific evidence
  • explain how specific works in multiple humanities disciplines reflect the culture and/or time period that produced them
  • compare and contrast the humanities of current culture with those of different places and/or times
  • explain some ways that works from different genres address similar themes or historical events in different ways
  • apply methods of humanities interpretation to cultural works/events in the community and world
  • demonstrate an appreciation of diverse art forms and their value to different cultures