LITR 5133 - Special Topics in Literature, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): COMP 1503 with C or better and ( LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2033 with C or better or LITR 2343 with C or better or LITR 2503 with C or better or LITR 2603 with C or better or LITR 2703 with C or better or LITR 2813 with C or better or LITR 2900 with C or better or LITR 2903 with C or better or LITR 2913 with C or better or LITR 3233 with C or better or LITR 4333 with C or better or LITR 7003 with C or better )

Level: Upper

Course Attributes: Liberal Arts and Science

Students will study selected literature of the past five centuries through the lens of a particular special topic, such as the African-American experience, or Life During Wartime, or Global Colonization, or the Women's Rights Movement, or Political Movements Left and Right, or any topic of special interest to the instructor and relevance to students. Reading from selected literary works, students will apply historical, literary, and rhetorical analyses to determine key elements of composition, argument, historical setting, sociological context, and cultural interpretation. Students will be expected to actively participate and contribute to class discussion. A research paper will be required.