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LIT 110: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course, which offers the study and discussion of fiction, poetry, and drama, is designed to enhance the student's ability to read literature analytically with keener understanding and heightened appreciation of content and form. [IAI: H3 900]

LIT 111: THE SHORT STORY AND THE NOVEL

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course of extensive reading in prose fiction is designed to enhance the student's ability to read the short story and the novel analytically with keener understanding and heightened appreciation of content and form. [IAI: H3 901 ]

LIT 115: MYTHOLOGY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the origin and development of classical myths that have greatly influenced modern culture. [IAI: H9 901]

LIT 117: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course introduces the student to poetry in English, the variety of its forms and themes, and methods of interpretation. [IAI: H3 903 ]

LIT 119: WOMAN'S LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course introduces the student to literature written by women, exploring its themes and literary/cultural contexts. [IAI: H3 911D]

LIT 120: THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course includes extensive reading of major sections of the Bible. It is designed to enable the student to read the Bible as a literary work, understand some of its major stories, themes, and genres, and become more aware of the significance of Biblical allusions in other works of literature and art. [IAI: H5 901]

LIT 122: LITERATURE OF ETHNIC AMERICA

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This introductory course provides a literary and cultural view of traditions of some major racial and cultural minority groups. The student will develop an understanding of experiences relevant to minority writings. As a significant part of the American cultural and literal heritage, there are some significant eras that reinforce the themes, style, forms, and attitudes presented by minority writers. [IAI: H3 910D]

LIT 124: NON-WESTERN LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS Reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or departmental approval.

This course of extensive reading in literature is designed to enhance the student's ability to read and analyze representative masterpieces from a variety of nationalities and epochs. Course introduces students to literature in English or in English translation by writers from non-Western cultures such as Asian, South Asian, African, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern, Pacific Islander, or Latin American. Content includes social, historical, and cultural contexts of literary works; relationship of these writers to literary traditions; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

LIT 212: BRITISH LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1800

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval

This course is a survey of representative works illustrating the development of British literature from its beginnings to 1800, with an emphasis on understanding major literary movements in relation to their intellectual, social, and political contexts. [IAI: H3 912 ]

LIT 213: BRITISH LITERATURE: 1800 TO THE PRESENT

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is a survey of representative works illustrating the development of British literature from 1800 to the present, with an emphasis on understanding major literary movements in relation to their intellectual, social, and political contexts. [IAI: H3 913 ]

LIT 214: SHAKESPEARE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval or ENGL 110.

This course examines a number of Shakespeare's plays intensively as illustrations of different phases of his work. [IAI: H3 905]

LIT 215: AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1865

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course examines American literature from its beginnings to 1865. [IAI: H3 914 ]

LIT 216: AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865 TO THE PRESENT

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course examines American literature from1865 to the present. [IAI: H3 915 ]

LIT 230: RUSSIAN LIFE AND LITERATURE FROM CZARIST PERIOD TO POST-SOVIET UNION P

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course is designed to further the student's understanding of the culture and history of the Czarist time, the Revolution and Communist eras, and the period after the fall of Communism through a study of drama, prose and poetry. Works by Pushkin, Tolstoi, Dostoevski, Chekhov, Pasternak, Babel, Solzhenitsyn, and poets of the period are included. [IAI: H3 909]

LIT 240: FANTASY LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course focuses on the expression of fantasy in literature.

LIT 250: MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN LITERATURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher, or equivalent, or department approval.

This course examines important literary works from Western literature, both for their own significance and as background for modern literature. [IAI: H3 906]

Courses not currently being taught

LIT 116 MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN LITERATURE 3 (TC)
LIT 170 MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN LITERATURE 3 (TC)