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Edmonds College English instructors love to teach literature!

Edmonds College English faculty value the opportunity to explore our personal appreciation for various works of literature in the classroom with our students. One of our most popular literature courses — English&111, Introduction to Literature— is a course designed to engage students with a wide range of texts and authors at the same time that approaches to reading and analyzing literature are introduced.

Other literature courses emphasize:

  • particular time periods
  • particular writers (or kinds of writers)
  • particular kinds of literary texts
  • a combination of any of these emphases

several books of various color

For the course English 125Reading Today’s Authors (CD), students can expect to read and appreciate several important literary texts that have been written in the past thirty years. In English 160, Women’s Writings in the Modern Era (CD), students will read and enjoy works that have been written by women in the  late 19th and early 20th century. In  English&220, Introduction to Shakespeare, which is offered on occasion, students read and analyze the plays of Shakespeare — his tragedies, comedies and histories.

Instructors will bring diverse approaches to literature classes and use a creative variety of assignments and assessment methods, but in all of our literature courses, students can expect to find teachers who appreciate the opportunity to help them develop meaningful questions about the texts they are reading as a way to deepen their understanding of literature.

Edmonds College literature courses give students practice in the skills that are required for other courses, particularly writing and critical thinking. Also, all of our literature courses count toward distribution or elective credits for the AA degree, and many of our literature courses fulfill the Cultural Diversity requirement for the AA degree.