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LIT 205 — Studies in Literature. 3 hours.
An introduction to literature, including the imaginative genres of poetry, fiction, and drama. Selections include works from around the world, including those from non-western and third-world cultures, writers of both genders, and writers of various philosophical stances. Focuses on an appreciation of and critical thought about literature. Prerequisite: “C-“ or above in ENGL 108/109.
LIT 211 — British Literature I. 3 hours.
LIT 212 — British Literature II. 3 hours.
A survey of representative authors, works and literary forms from the British Restoration through the twenty-first century. Offered spring of even years. Offered spring of odd years. Prerequisite: “C-“ or above in ENGL 108/109.
LIT 240 — World Literature. 3 hours.
A comparative and historical survey of representative writers of Western Civilization. Attention given to the emergence and development of major themes, literary forms, and genres. Prerequisite: "C-" or above in ENGL 108/109.
LIT 255 — Survey of American Literature. 3 hours.
A survey of American literature from the colonial times to the present. Attention given to various genres, including works by authors of both genders, diverse backgrounds, and various philosophical stances. Prerequisite: “C-“ or above in ENGL 108/109.
LIT 307 — Literature of Non-Western Cultures. 3 hours.
A study of works of non-Western contemporary writers, such as those in Africa, India, Asia, and Central and South America with attention to cultural, historical, political, and social contexts. Prerequisite: LIT 205, 211, 212, or 255.
LIT 315 — Multiethnic Literature. 3 hours.
A study of the works of minority American writers with attention to cultural, historical, social, and political contexts. Works by African-, Hispanic-, Asian-, and Native-American writers will be read. Prerequisite: LIT 205, 211, 212, or 255.
LIT 318 — Shakespeare. 3 hours.
A study of the drama and theatre of England’s greatest dramatist in historical, cultural, and critical contexts. Works from all periods and all the dramatic genres are studied. Prerequisite: LIT 205, 211, 212, 240, 255, 307, or 315.
LIT 325 — Philosophical Foundations and Literary Theory. 3 hours.
A study of the major works, movements, and practitioners of literary criticism, from Plato to Post-Structuralism. Attention is given not only to the fundamental philosophies informing criticism, but also to the practical application of critical methods. Prerequisite: LIT 205, 211, 212, 240, 255, 307, or 315.
LIT 364 — Dramatic Literature/History. 3 hours.
Same as COMM 364.
LIT 400 — The Novel. 3 hours.
Readings primarily in the British and American novel, tracing its development from the 18th century through the 20th century. Contemporary, continental, and non-Western novels may also be represented. Offered each fall semester. Prerequisite: LIT 325 or consent of instructor.
LIT 414 — Special Topics in Literature. 3 hours.
A study of a selected genre or literary topic not ordinarily covered in other courses. Content will vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit. Topic must be different. Offered every year in alternate semesters. Prerequisite: LIT 325 or consent of instructor.
LIT 450 — Seminar in World, British, and American Literatures. 2 hours.
An in-depth study of literary periods, major authors, and major works in preparation for graduate school and nationally standardized tests such as the GRE Special Area Test in Literature and the ETS Major Field Test in Literature. Offered each spring semester. Prerequisite: LIT 325 or consent of instructor.