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Ch 10: MTTC English: Literature & Culture

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Let us aid in your review of the relationship between culture and literature as you prepare for the MTTC English exam. Our videos, text lessons and self-assessment quizzes can help you correctly answer these types of exam questions.

MTTC English: Literature & Culture - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons to increase your understand of the relationship between literature and culture, including a look at the humanism movement and how literature explores social and political issues. These lessons and quizzes can help you answer MTTC English exam questions concerning the following topics:

  • How social, cultural and political events have influenced literature
  • The Renaissance and humanism
  • Diversity in world literature
  • Social issues, such as gender, human rights and age, in literature
  • Folklore and myths

These lessons are developed and taught by expert instructors who are aware of what the exam requires. Each text lesson includes key words in bold for easy references. If you still have questions after completing the chapter, feel free to contact the instructor.

MTTC English: Literature & Culture Chapter Objectives

Michigan requires passing the MTTC English exam as a condition for certification to teach English. The exam is divided into four subareas, and questions on literature and culture are in the subarea on literature and understanding, which makes up 26% of the exam's content.

The MTTC English exam consists entirely of multiple-choice questions and can be taken on computer or as a paper test. You can practice answering these types of questions through the quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes also let you assess your learning and discover your weak areas for extra study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTTC English: Literature & Culture
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World Literature: Historical, Social & Cultural References

1. World Literature: Historical, Social & Cultural References

Social references and literature go hand in hand. This lesson shows, through a variety of different examples, the impact that literature and society have on each other.

Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

2. Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual

In this lesson, we will be discussing how humanism changed the idea of the individual from something sinful and controlled by the Church into something of great beauty and worth.

Expressing Diversity in World Literature

3. Expressing Diversity in World Literature

The lesson discusses some of the ways in which linguistic diversity, cultural norms, and community values are expressed in literature, particularly through fiction and poetry.

Social Issues in World Literature

4. Social Issues in World Literature

Literature is one of the ways to understand and combat the difficult social issues that shape our world. A few of the social issues that literature primarily wrestles with are age/aging, gender, ethnicity, and human rights.

What Is Folklore? - Definition, Legends & Myths

5. What Is Folklore? - Definition, Legends & Myths

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the genre of folklore that includes legends and myths. Folklores are an integral part of all cultures. This lesson will provide a brief introduction folklores, their purpose, and examples.

What Are Myths? - Definition, Types & Examples

6. What Are Myths? - Definition, Types & Examples

Lots of us read or even studied the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian gods in grade school or middle school. Just about every culture has its own myths, stories about gods and their magical deeds. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the defining characteristics of myths, as well as some examples.

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