LITR - Literature

LITR 5900 - Directed Study

Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with grade D or better and (LITR 2603 with grade D or better or LITR 2033 with grade D or better or LITR 2343 with grade D or better or LITR 2503 with grade D or better or LITR 2603 with grade D or better or LITR 2703 with grade D or better or LITR 2813 with grade D or better or LITR 2900 with grade D or better or LITR 2903 with grade D or better or LITR 2913 with grade D or better or LITR 3233 with grade D or better or LITR 4333 with grade D or better or LITR 7003 with grade D or better)

Description: 

The student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an agreement with the instructor. The student must submit a plan acceptable for the instructor and the department chairperson. To be substituted for the listed humanities requirements, a directed study course must be so designated by the department chair. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 5133 - Special Topics in Literature

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

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

Description: 

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.

Course Sections: 

LITR 3133 - Creative Writing:Travel & Expr

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

Description: 

This course will have students write creative non-fiction, focusing on the experience of travel. Student will read and be exposed to different works of non-fiction (travel writing and instructional, how-to writing), and published fiction (poetry, stories, and novels) revolving around travel. Class readings will also expose students to various writing styles and provide examples of the successes and strategies of other writers. Class time will be spent discussing the writer’s craft and the assigned readings, and critiquing student writing in a workshop setting.

Course Sections: 

LITR 3333 - Survey of British Literature I

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better and LITR 2603 with D or better

Description: 

Survey of British Literature I is the first of two courses surveying British literature from the Middle Ages to the present; this course examines literature in the Middle Ages, the Early Modern Period, and the Restoration and eighteenth century. Emphasis is placed on the critical study of works such as Beowulf and authors such as Malory, Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden, Defoe, Swift, Pope, Johnson, and Boswell. Writing is emphasized in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 

A student may contract for an independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

Course Sections: 

LITR 7003 - Literature and Nature

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
COMP 1503 with D or better
Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 
This course explores the relationship between humans and the natural world expressed in the literary form of nature writing. The thematic movement from discovery and description to environment, ecology, ecocriticism, and sustainability will be emphasized. Readings will be concentrated in American Literature, but works from other countries and cultures will be included. A variety of literary genres, including poems, journals, nonfiction essays, short stories, travel narratives, and excerpts from novels and nonfiction books will be examined.
Course Sections: 

LITR 4333 - Survey of American Literature II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better and LITR 2603 with D or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course is a continuation of Survey of American Literature I with special attention to the works of Twain, Howells, Dickinson, James, Crane, Dreiser, Robinson, Frost, O'Neill, Eliot, Hemingway, Faulkner, Baldwin, and Updike. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 3233 - Survey of American Literature I

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better and LITR 2603 with D or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

Survey of American Literature I is the first of two courses surveying American Literature from the time of the Puritans to the present; it stresses the development of the American voice in literature through the critical study of such authors as Edwards, Franklin, Poe, Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2913 - Introduction to Poetry

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with C or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

This course focuses on a survey of the principles of poetry, the literary traditions of poetry, and the critical terminology to understand, to define, and to analyze poetry. Special attention is given to poetry written during the twentieth century. Classroom exercises and discussions emphasize the importance of close literary analysis; writing skills introduced in freshman composition and introduction to literature are reinforced.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2903 - Images of Women in Fiction

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science
Description: 

Images of Women in Fiction is a reading and discussion course of significant representations of women in American and British fiction with emphasis on works that present the female in a variety of roles. Writing is continued in assignments and oral reports related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

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