This course fosters an appreciation of literature and its place in culture, as well as nurtures critical thinking skills through reading and writing. It may focus on a particular theme, genre, author or literary group drawn from the traditional literary canon or from popular culture. This course may count as an elective in the English major. It may be repeated once if different topic. Prerequisite: ENGL 131, ENGL 132. Credit, 3 hours. Offered every semester.