ENGL2140 Topics in Literature: Trades and Industry

This course explores, through literature, the issues relevant to various professions. Topics will be varied and selected by the instructor and may change every term. Examples of topics include but are not limited to: Literature of the Working Class, Garden Literature, Literature of Health Sciences, Literature in Graphic and Visual Arts, Transportation Literature, Literature of the Culinary Arts. Students will engage in understanding multiple viewpoints; and reflect on style, voice, and other elements of critical reading.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Analyze structure in literature
Analyze ideas of literature
Use basic vocabulary to discuss literary works
Critique writing styles
Explain different purposes of literature
Describe trade and industry themes in literature
Analyze the use of trade and industry in published works
Explain the influence of trade and industry in literature
Analyze the meaning of texts
Describe the effects of trade and industry use in literature on audiences
Research trade and industry in literature
Explain rationale for trade and industry in literature
Analyze the influence of literature on trade and industry

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

MnTC Goal Areas:

6