A study of selected works from the Holocaust to the present. Analyzes the major characteristics of worldwide modern Jewish and Israeli literature. Includes such authors as Weisel, Malamud, Bellow, P. Roth, Ozick, Singer, Oz, Yehoshua and Appelfeld. May be used for study abroad.
Students will examine the language, images, symbols, and literary structures of the Bible (New King James version or equivalent). Students will also actively explore the ways in which the Bible has shaped the literature of English- speaking cultures. Students will read substantial portions of the Old and New Testament and will critically interpret the book as they would any other literary text. The will also discuss the Bible's historical context.
This introductory course exposes students to the study of literature and a range of widely- recognized and emerging authors and works. Students will examine and interpret a diverse and representative body of works from genres such as fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non- fiction. hese selections incude works from many periods and cultures within American, British, and World Literature. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts and ideas in each of the major literary forms. LIT2000 is a writing credit course with. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2000 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
A survey of the development of the short story, to include analysis of short stories by authors that reflect a diversity of cultural perspectives. This course may include a wide variety of authors such as Alexie, Atwood, Baldwin, Bechdel, Borges, Calvino, Camus, Carver, Cather, Chekhov, Chopin, Crane, De Maupassant, Erdrich, Faulkner, Fuentes, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Hurston, Kafka, Marquez, O'Connor, Oates, Poe, Silko, Walker, among others. LIT2020 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2020 meets the International/ Intercultural competency requirement.
This course serves as an introduction to the study of poetry. Students will be introduced to the conventions and elements that work to create a poem and make meaning. The relationship of poetry to the human experience will be explored. Texts should reflect a diverse selection of poetry from various cultures and time periods, such as Romanticism, Modernism or New Formalism, the Black Arts Movement, the New York School or the San Francisco Renaissance, Confessional Poetry, Performance Poetry or Concrete Poetry, the Beats, Slam Poets, Language Poets or any other forms, writers or groups within the art. LIT2030 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2030 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
A survey of literature from the pre-Classical, Classical, post-Classical periods; Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Colonial periods. The works of selected authors may include Homer, Sappho, Omar Khayyam, Plato, Sophocles, Tertullian, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Dante, Chaucer, Ibn Battuta, Boccaccio, Cervantes, and Shakespeare. Texts may also include excerpts from the Aztec Codices, Old and New Testaments, The Koran, Bhagavad-Gita, The Kebra Nagast, and The Arabian Nights among others. Upon successful completion of the course, students will comprehend the significant literary figures, mythologies, and historical and philosophical movements in world literature masterpieces. LIT2110 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2110 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
Students will be introduced to a representative selection of world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Texts may be selected from major literary figures such as Moliere, Voltaire, Rousseau, Franklin, Equiano, Wollstonecraft, deGournay, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Camus, Lessing, Eliot, Achebe, Neruda, and Garcia-Marquez, Erdrich, Kincaid, and Lahari. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be exposed to significant authors, themes, literary genres, and historical and philosophical movements in world literature masterpieces. LIT2120 is a writing course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2120 meets the International/ Intercultural competency requirement.
Students will be introduced to works that represent diverse Caribbean literature covering original and translated texts from Anglophone, Francophone, and Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Upon successful completion of the course, students will understand significant concepts and assess a diverse body of literary figures including authors, poets, and critics associated with the Caribbean. LIT 2190 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2190 meets the International/Intercultural competency requirement.
LIT2310 is a writing and survey course of the non- mimetic Literatures of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Students will examine work that cover such topics as the future, technology, science, other worlds, paranormal life forms and occurrences, aberrant psychology and imaginary societies from a selection of speculative fiction narratives. This course will include a selection of diverse international and intercultural authors which may include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, Peter Straub, N.K. Jemison, Nalo Hopkinson, Samuel Delany, Ted Chiang, Neil Gaiman, Sarah Pinborough, Paolo Bacigalupi, Owl Goingback, Bryan D. Dietrich, Marge Simon, Steven Erikson, and Lord Dunsany. LIT2310 is a writing credit course. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the Gordon Rule for writing. LIT2310 meets the International/ Intercultural competency requirement.
A broad survey of and critical introduction to children's literature, from picture books to young adult novels. This literature may be in the form of realistic fiction, traditional and modern fantasy, mythology and fairy tales, poetry, and/or nonfiction. Topics covered may include genre, literary value, ethnicity, family dynamics, book awards, pedagogy, and censorship. Students will analyze texts from an array of authors across the world, including but not limited to: A.A. Milne, Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, Sara Pennypacker, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, Norton Juster, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Judy Blume, Laurie Halse Anderson, Richard Peck, JK Rawling, Walter Dean Meyers, Matt de la Pena, Margarita Engle, Meg Medina, Nikki Grimes, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Andrea Davis Pinkney.
A discussion and analysis of mystery fiction by investigation of the plot, characters, settings, themes, styles, motifs, and development of some of the most representative authors of detective, police, procedural, spy, and other mystery thriller fiction. Specifically traces the history and conventions of British and American traditions, placing them in context with the past and present of the genre. Includes an analysis of classic" mystery fiction, and possibly further analysis of contemporary authors and styles that reflect the diversity and complexity of the genre today, as well as television and film. Includes authors such as Poe, Christie, Doyle, Collins, Hammett, Mosley, Leonard, Highsmith, and Flynn.
An exploration of the ways literature represents and perpetuates sex roles and stereotypes. Readings include drama, short stories, novels, and poetry from classical to contemporary. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENC1101
Literary topics of special interest to students. Course offerings may be in such areas as western literature, the study of the greater novels, or ethnic literature. Class discussions may also include films.