The Course

The study of literary criticism is an essential part of any department that covers literary subjects as part of its curricula. It is also part of the requirements for achieving BA in English language and literature. The importance of studying criticism stems from the fact that literary criticism will teach the students how to understand and approach literature from different perspectives. Thus, the students will have an access to comprehending the literary texts they study, and also it will increase their knowledge of literature.
This course is divided into two semesters. The period of each semester is roughly fifteen weeks. The first semester basically addresses a historical background to literary criticism, covering its emergence and development from the classics to the modern time. The second semester is to cover practical criticism. It focuses on the main approaches of literary criticism. Sample texts, mainly from those included within the department curriculum, are provided for critical attempts. 
Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS )
Department: Department of English Language (DENG)
Course title: Literary Criticism
Course code: LCR7529
Language: English
Location: FHSS
Period: 2017-2018
Lecturer: Assist Prof Dr Harith I. Turki
Support: Office Hours 12-14 or by appointment
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Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions. They should do some presentations.