Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 205 - Philosophy in Literature


(HUMD)

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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