WAL: Spy Stories

3.00 crs.

Knowledge-Values Courses: Writing About Literature

This course uses critical reading as a foundation for developing critical thinking and writing skills by introducing novels, short stories, poetry, and films by several giants of twentieth-century literature that feature spies as protagonists. Students learn how to analyze these spy stories in terms of genre, structure, and character and how to discuss literature from different critical perspectives. The course considers the affinities between the professional spy and the literary critic, both of whom are called upon to interpret signs and to search for their deeper meanings.

This course replaces ENGL T125

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite