Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
LIT101Intro to Literature3The course offers an introduction to the study of poetry, fiction, and drama, emphasizing analytical writing, interpretation, and basic critical approaches. Students will read a range of authors that span cultural and ethnic groups across history.Loading...
LIT105Children's Literature3A survey of children's literature from its inception to the present. Students will read and evaluate a wide variety of books and will explore techniques by which parents and teachers can share literature with children. This course is designed to satisfy a children's literature requirement for education majors transferring to four-year schools. For non-majors, the course serves as elective credit.Loading...
LIT110Amer Literature to Mid 1800s3In-depth study of works of selected major writers (including Native American) particularly from Puritan times to 1865. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT111Amer Literature since Mid 18003Examines American literature from the mid-1800s through contemporary America. Emphasizes major literary works and their social and cultural contexts.Loading...
LIT130African-American Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of literature written by African-American writers. A broad range of Black American authors will be presented.Loading...
LIT142Major British Writers3Introduction to the study and appreciation of major British writers particularly from the post-Renaissance through the contemporary period. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT150World Literature I3Students will read representative literary works from antiquity to 1650 and develop an appreciation for and understanding of these works in their historical and cultural contexts. Students are expected to analyze works from diverse cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.Loading...
LIT151World Literature II3Students will read representative literary works from 1650 to the present and develop an appreciation for and understanding of these works in their historical and cultural contexts. Students are expected to analyze works from diverse cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.Loading...
LIT166Science Fiction3A survey of speculative fiction from Frankenstein to 21st-century literature. Examines major influential works in their literary, social and cultural contexts. Critical analysis is emphasized.Loading...
LIT180Mythology3An introduction to world mythology. The course explores Classical, Nordic, Eastern, African and American/British myths.Loading...
LIT185Contemporary Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of significant contemporary writers and literary movements since 1945. The relationship of current literature to society and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT188Detective Fiction3Introduction to the study and appreciation of detective fiction. A literary investigation of the components of detective fiction and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT190Women Writers3Introduction to the study and appreciation of literature written by women. Examines major influential works from a variety of historical, social and cultural contexts. Critical analysis is emphasized.Loading...
LIT193Humor in Literature3Introduction to the study and appreciation of humor as literary genre. An investigation of origins, types, techniques and purposes of humor and basic critical approaches are emphasized.Loading...
LIT209Literature Film Adaptation3Focuses on the relationship between literary works (fiction, drama, nonfiction, poetry, or graphic novel) and their adaptations to film. Students explore the adaptation of literature to film; how the elements of plot, character, setting, point of view, symbol, and theme are adapted or altered from literature to film; and how film adaptations influence our understanding of both literature and film.Loading...
LIT210The Graphic Novel3The graphic novel will be explored and examined in its various forms, and thematic connections will be made among texts, outside resources, and personal experiences. The history and development of comic books, graphic novels, manga, and their sub-genres as literature will also be explored. In addition, the course will address the role of the graphic novel in western and international societies and cultures along with issues of youth/adult readership and literacy. Lastly, the graphic novel will focus on race, gender, politics, violent content issues and presence in popular culture, the Internet, art forms, and translation into movies.Loading...
LIT926Honors Seminar2 Loading...
LIT928Independent Study1 Loading...