This course is a college-level introduction to methods of interpreting literature and to deeper questions raised by the study of literature. Unlike ENGL106, ENGL130 offers readings that are connected by a common theme, origin or perspective. ENGL130 will address similar questions as those listed in ENGL106; however, content and focus will vary from section to section. Recent offerings have included American Plays and Playwrights, Science Fiction, Detective Fiction and Environmental Literature. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in the Arts. Recommended for both majors and non-majors, but not required of majors. May be repeated for credit if the topic is substantially different. Prerequisite: ENGL 102, CORE 101, NITZ 180, or CORE 301.