Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog
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ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature


An introduction to the study of literary forms, including fiction, essays, poetry, and drama with an emphasis on understanding literature as an integral part of intellectual development. Students learn to apply critical thinking skills as they read, analyze, interpret, and respond to texts in class discussions, projects, examinations, and essays. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and appreciate a variety of literary genres including fiction, poetry, and drama.
  • Define and apply key literary terms and concepts to discussions and analyses of literary texts.
  • Summarize, respond to, explicate, and analyze literary texts.
  • Express well supported opinions about literary texts using a style appropriate for academic discourse.
  • Apply instructor-provided sources, such as those that give historical, biographical, critical, and social contexts, to literary interpretation and analysis.
  • Summarize, quote, and paraphrase instructor-provided sources according to conventions of writing about literature.
  • Attribute sources ethically using procedures such as signal phrases and in-text citations.
  • Explain how literature contributes to individual intellectual development.
  • Utilize technology in assignments.

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