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This course is an introductory course to literature, specifically, the main genres: fiction (short stories), poetry, and drama. Students are introduced to the literary elements of each genre and are trained to trace these elements in specific works. The course concentrates on providing an elementary literary vocabulary as well as introduction and practice in the skills required for the reading of literature for writing about it. The classes will emphasize active student participation and give ample opportunity for student leadership of discussion. The course covers three genres that include a selection of short stories (4-5), a selection of poems (5-6), and a one-act play. 

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