This course introduces English majors and minors to the academic study of literature. Students without a concentration in English are welcome to take the class, but they should be aware that the course content is primarily geared toward the discipline of literary studies. In ENG 3060, you will develop and sharpen your ability to read, analyze, and write about poetry, short fiction, and drama in informed and engaging ways. In addition, you will learn literary terminology and be made aware of various critical approaches used in the analysis of literary texts; you will become familiar with MLA documentation and will be introduced to the basics of literary research and how to engage secondary sources in your critical writing. ENG 3060 should be taken early in your major, with ENG 2100 as a co-requisite, since it is designed to help you develop the analytical, writing, and research skills that are expected of students enrolled in upper-level literature courses. Successful completion of ENG 3060 with a grade of C or higher is required for all 4000-level literature courses.