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ENGL-268 - Sport Literature

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ENGL-268Sport Literature3 - credits* See note:
* The course cost has not been determined or the course can only be taken as part of a program.

The aim of English 268 is for students to learn to read sport literature with an understanding of genre, technique, and form; to apply various critical strategies to literary texts and to develop analytical writing skills appropriate to essays at the university level. Above all, students develop the ability to read with increased understanding of the art of literature and therefore with more enjoyment and a better grasp of sport literature's contribution to their understanding of the moral, social, and political forces that shape modern life. According to Don Morrow at the University of Western Ontario, sport literature is never just about sport. Rather, it explores the human condition using sport as the dominant metaphor. In this course students examine the various ways sport functions metaphorically. Students also consider various recurring themes of sport literature, including - sport and the body; sport and violence; sport and gender; sport and society; sport and sexuality; sport and heroism; and sport literature and intertextuality. The goal is to increase students' understanding of both sport and literature. Students also have the opportunity to try their own hands at sport literature by replacing occasional critical assignments with creative ones.

Prerequisites: ENGL 100, ENGL 101, or ENGL 102 (ENGL 100 recommended for students who need to focus on composition skills).

Delivery Method: On-Campus Online

Credits: 3 | Length: 45 hours | Course Outline for ENGL-268


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