VCCS Litonline Introduction to Literature
English 112 (English Composition II)
Below is a master list of the
objectives regarding mastering new words for the various modules in the Litonline webs which support
the major competencies from the list of
competencies generated at the
2003 VCCS May Symposium on Commonwealth Courses. [The link gives
instructions for logging onto Blackboard.]
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Competency 103 [New Words]:
Exercise a variety of strategies to understand
the origins and meanings of new words. The student will
analyze word roots and determine derivations of words [as well as
definitions of terms and recurring uses of terms in context].
Fiction 1: Identify and analyze the conventions of the short
Understanding Drama 3: Define terms used in discussing drama
(conflict, protagonist, antagonist, resolutions, and others) and
apply these terms to assigned readings.
A Farewell to Arms: A105:
Discuss the concepts of character motivation, foreshadowing, and
ironic circumstances in "Book I" of the novel.
A Farewell to Arms: A109:
Describe "symbolism," "foil characters," and
A Farewell to Arms: A110: Define
"tone," "cynicism," and "sarcasm."
A Farewell to Arms: A113: Discuss literary
A Farewell to Arms: B113: Describe conventions of
104: [Context]: Use reading skills and strategies to
understand the contextual relationships and meanings of new words.
The student will demonstrate subject-area terminology;
connotative and denotative meanings; idiomatic meanings, cognates, and