Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 205 - Philosophy in Literature


Reading and philosophical criticism of novels and plays containing ideas significant for ethics, metaphysics, religion, and social policy. Particular attention will be given to modern writers. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

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

  • Demonstrate a comprehension of philosophical issues and themes in literature.
  • Trace specific philosophical issues in literature.
  • Critically evaluate the roots of existentialist and naturalist themes in literature.
  • Contrast utopian and anti-utopian literature.
  • Identify and trace communitarian ethical idea in classic literature and identify the emergence of liberal ideas.

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