Course name: Studies in Literature Course code: (ETS4U)

Grade 12    1.0 Credit

Course type:    University Preparation

Course description: This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. You will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. You will also assess critical interpretations and write analytical essays.
ETS4UJ: Studies in Literature
Course description: This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. You will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. You will also assess critical interpretations and write analytical essays.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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27 Lessons

9 Lessons

1.1   What is literary theory?

1.2   Exploring formalist literary theory

1.3   Understanding reader response literary theory

1.4   Investigating psychoanalytic literary theory

1.5   What is archetypal literary theory?

1.6   Exploring feminist literary theory

1.7   What is Marxist literary theory?

1.8   Understanding postcolonial literary theory

1.9   Tying it all together

6 Lessons

2.1   Exploring narrative structure

2.2   Choosing the right lens

2.3   Writing an analysis of a short story

2.4   Using secondary sources

2.5   Using two schools of thought

2.6   Writing a short story critical analysis

5 Lessons

3.1   Exploring poetry

3.2   Asking Deep Questions

3.3   Applying a critical lens to poetry

3.4   Applying literary theory to poetry

3.5   Comparing poetry

7 Lessons

4.1   Selecting a novel

4.2   Developing your Reader’s Notebook about your novel

4.3   Developing analytical paragraphs

4.4   Working with essay structure

4.5   Planning the essay

4.6   Completing the essay

4.7   Preparing for the Final Test