• Program: English
  • Course: Topics in Literature: Trades and Industry
  • Course #: ENGL2140
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course explores, through literature, the issues relevant to various professions. Topics will be varied and selected by the instructor and may change every term. Examples of topics include but are not limited to: Literature of the Working Class, Garden Literature, Literature of Health Sciences, Literature in Graphic and Visual Arts, Transportation Literature, Literature of the Culinary Arts. Students will engage in understanding multiple viewpoints; and reflect on style, voice, and other elements of critical reading.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Analyze structure in literature
Analyze ideas of literature
Use basic vocabulary to discuss literary works
Critique writing styles
Explain different purposes of literature
Describe trade and industry themes in literature
Analyze the use of trade and industry in published works
Explain the influence of trade and industry in literature
Analyze the meaning of texts
Describe the effects of trade and industry use in literature on audiences
Research trade and industry in literature
Explain rationale for trade and industry in literature
Analyze the influence of literature on trade and industry

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 6
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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