Offered Fall 2023
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSUGE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)
Prerequisite: ENGLISH 101 or ENGLISH 101Z or E.S.L. 110 or by Appropriate Placement
Students become acquainted with the work of women writers, historical and contemporary, who have made important contributions to literature. Writers to be read include Wollstonecraft, Woolf, Chopin, Austen, Cisneros, Butler, Hong-Kingston, and Cather, among others. Students are expected to write critical essays and a research paper that examine the predominate themes in path-breaking literature by and (to a lesser extent) about women, as well as the various archetypes, images, roles, and statuses of women. Special attention is devoted to traditional literary analysis and interpretation of primary texts through the lens of the various schools of literary criticism.