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English 103: Analyzing and Interpreting Literature


25 hours (16 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

February 2012 - April 2022. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: infer the meaning of words using context clues such as connotation, denotation, tone, and mood; analyze different types of poetry including blank verse, free verse, narrative poems, and lyric poetry; interpret the meaning in different types of prose such as novels, short stories, and folktales; distinguish between different types of dramatic writing, including tragedy, comedy, farce, melodrama, and mixed forms; define and summarize different literary terms such as metaphor, synecdoche, metonymy, clichés, equivocations, allusion, themes, and motif; compare and contrast different types of points of view, including limited, objective, and omniscient; and write and proofread literary analysis essays.


The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: interpreting literature; literary terms; prose; short fiction; types of poetry; dramatic literature; and basics of writing essays.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English (2/17).