Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2016-2017 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. PREREQUISITE(S): Second-year standing or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PL 205.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, 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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