Initiation to literary texts is devoted to first year license learners specialized in English. Throughout 9 sections, this course affords them, first with the basics of literature and grants them , later with the ability to analyse literary works. The course begins with the essence of literature, then yields a historical overview of English literature with all its movements. Moreover, it gives them the necessary means to understand and then apply both of : the literary elements and literary techniques crucial for the analysis of the different literary genres. Each genre is presented theoretically and then practically through the study of the texts chosen, in relation to all the previous sections.