The course lasts 30 hours (15 weeks) during semester 1 for first-year university students. The course is a practical class, that focuses on introducing students to literary studies and developing students’ analytical reading skills.

The course aims at developing students:

- Understanding of the writing process, including the use of tools such as a writer’s handbook, dictionary, and thesaurus.

- Understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.

- General understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.

- Ability to analyze literary texts and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.