ENGL 248 - Literature of the Holocaust
Examines the experience of the Holocaust through poetry, drama, the novel, and the diary. Emphasis on the literary responses of individual survivors and of witnesses, and the literature of atrocity the Holocaust evoked. Historical background helpful, but not required. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the characteristics of the literature of the Holocaust
- Use various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze the reading material used in this course
- Respond to, analyze, and evaluate literary texts
- Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations
- Demonstrate critical reading strategies and use a style appropriate for academic discourse by writing multi-page research papers, reading responses, and critiques
- Show an understanding of the political, social-cultural, or historical contexts of the literature of the Holocaust.
- Recognize bias and propaganda vs. objective information from both textual material and internet sources
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