In first-year literature classes, you will study a variety of literary texts in English. You will learn to analyse the way in which these texts are written, what makes them original and remarkable as artworks. Identifying literary devices such as figures of speech is essential to reach a thorough understanding of a text. As you progress through your literary studies, you will gain confidence in your reading skills, improve your ability to formulate and sustain an argument as well as broaden your general literary culture, by reading not only primary sources but also literary criticism and theory.