LITR - Literature

LITR 2900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Course Attributes: 
Gen Ed - Humanities
Description: 

The student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student must submit a plan acceptable to the instructor, and the department chair. 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 2813 - Introduction to Film

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

This course focuses on film, thought, and language through the viewing and analysis of representative fiction films. Writing is continued in assignments related to film viewing, class discussions, and lectures. From readings and lectures, the student will become acquainted with basic technical terms and film theory, thus facilitating analysis of the more complex aspects of film history and production. Permission of the instructor may supersede prerequisite. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2703 - Science Fiction in the 20th Century

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

Major representative works of science fiction are read and discussed. Works selected contain the major themes present in science fiction in the 20th century. Readings, class discussion, and lectures are the basis for oral reports and written assignments which continue training in composition and encourage a broadening of interest in science and technology. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

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LITR 2603 - Introduction to Literature

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

Introduction to Literature focuses on literature, thought and language. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions and lectures. Literary selections include novels, short stories, poems, and plays.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2503 - Identity and Literature

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

Using both classic and contemporary literature, this course will explore how gender, race, class, and the influence of family and relationships affect how we see ourselves and how we are seen by others. The course will introduce the terms of literary study and analysis and include reading, discussion, papers, exams, and presentations. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2343 - Children's Literature

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

Children's Literature covers a broad range of literature for children from preschool to age twelve, as they encounter it through the home, the library, and the school. Picture books, the classics, folk and fairy tales, novels, and plays for children are presented in a critical context. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

Course Sections: 

LITR 2033 - The Short Story

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 

COMP 1503 with D or better

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

The Short Story introduces the student to the study and appreciation of the short story as an art form. Reading selections will include stories by such masters as Joyce, Lawrence, Faulkner, Hemingway, and O'Connor, as well as recent works by Olson, Paley, and Barthelme. Writing is continued in assignments related to readings, class discussions, and lectures.

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