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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the MTTC English (002): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC English: Integrated Language Arts
- MTTC English: Development of the English Language
- MTTC English: Language Acquisition & Development
- MTTC English: Listening & Communication Strategies
- MTTC English: Literary Forms & Genres
- MTTC English: Literary Elements
- MTTC English: Types of Poetry
- MTTC English: Forms of Nonfiction
- MTTC English: Benefits of Studying Literature
- MTTC English: American Literature
- MTTC English: Transcendental, Realist & Naturalist Works
- MTTC English: Modernist Literature
- MTTC English: The Harlem Renaissance
- MTTC English: Contemporary Literature
- MTTC English: Analyzing American Literature
- MTTC English: Shakespeare & The Renaissance
- MTTC English: 17th & 18th Century Literature
- MTTC English: Romantic Literature
- MTTC English: Victorian Literature
- MTTC English: Modern Literature
- MTTC English: World Literature
- MTTC English: Literature for Children & Teens
- MTTC English: Literary Analysis
- MTTC English: Language Development
- MTTC English: Literary Devices
- MTTC English: Expository Writing
- MTTC English: Analytical Writing
- MTTC English: Persuasive Writing
- MTTC English: Narrative Writing
- MTTC English: The Writing Process
- MTTC English: The Revision Process
- MTTC English: Visual Communication
- MTTC English: Reading Strategies
- MTTC English: Critical Analysis of Texts
- MTTC English: Eliciting Student Responses to Texts
- MTTC English Flashcards