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Literature Courses

Literature Courses


 

The English Department offers 14 different Literature courses in traditional, blended and web formats. Depending on a student's major and degree, these courses count toward the "Literature, Culture & Ideas, Visual/Performing Arts" or the "Elective" categories of the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Many students also take these courses to count toward a Bachelor's degree, as many transfer to four-year institutions.

 


 

ENGL 2201 British Literature I (A, SP, SU)

This course is a survey of canonical British literary works written before 1789. Course activities include readings, class discussions and writing assignments.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2201 Syllabus

ENGL 2202 British Literature II (A, SP, SU)

Students will study selected master works of 19th and 20th century British Literature. Course activities include readings, discussion, and writing assignments.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2202 Syllabus

ENGL 2220 Introduction to Shakespeare (A, SP, SU)

This course will examine representative works of Shakespeare, concentrating on a critical/analytical approach to the plays. Emphasis will also be placed upon Renaissance/Elizabethan dramaturgy and conventions; language and style; and the human experience represented in Shakespeare’s histories, comedies, romances, and tragedies.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2220 Syllabus

Web Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2220 Web Syllabus

ENGL 2240 Introduction to Science Fiction (A, SP, SU)

The historical roots and literary forms of science fiction are introduced. From their readings and viewing of films, students will write critiques, reports and research papers about science fiction as a literary genre.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Web Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2240 Web Syllabus

ENGL 2260 Introduction to Poetry (A, SP, SU)

This course will introduce students to the critical process of reading and responding to poetry from historical, cultural and gender-based perspectives. Emphasis will be upon traditional and nontraditional forms, as well as mainstream and marginalized writers. Students will become familiar with appropriate terminology; however, they also will learn to encounter the poem as a whole piece of written discourse between poet and reader. Students will, therefore, conduct an ongoing oral and written dialogue with the poet (Who is the speaker? Who is the audience? What is the purpose?) and the poem (What is the message?). Students will articulate, orally and in writing, their own ideas of interpretation based upon a close reading of the text and an informed perspective concerning the historical and cultural circumstances of its origin.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2260 Syllabus

ENGL 2261 Introduction to Fiction (A, SP, SU)

The course is an intensive study of selected short stories and a novel. Through critical reading, discussion and writing, students will become familiar with important themes and methodologies of fiction. Students will learn to identify and analyze authors’ particular uses of the traditional elements of fiction (structure, setting, point of view, etc.) to develop plot and character.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: ENGL 2261 Syllabus

Blended Class Syllabus: ENGL 2261 Blended Syllabus

ENGL 2270 Introduction to Folklore (A, SP, SU)

This course looks at 1) oral folklore, e.g., folk music, proverbs, myths, legends, folktales; 2) customary folklore, e.g., superstitions, folk religion, folk festivals, folk customs; and 3) material and folk traditions, e.g., carving, quilting, architecture food ways, and costumes. Activities include fieldwork, reading and writing assignments, group work and a special project.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2270 Syllabus

ENGL 2274 Introduction to Non-Western Literature (SP, SU)

This course introduces students to selected classic and modern literature of the non-Western world, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. Through several literary approaches, students will gain an understanding of the authors, the periods, and the cultures they represent and the various ways they have handled literary themes.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

ENGL 2276 Women in Literature (A, SP, SU)

This course will explore the history and literature by and about women. The course uses a comparative approach to see how women have worked within the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Discussions will consider the literature from the perspectives of gender, history, politics, and culture. Writing assignments will include response journals, documented critical papers, and essay exams.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2276 Syllabus

ENGL 2280 The English Bible As Literature (A, SP, SU)

This course offers a literary approach to the Bible in English. Students read, in a modern English translation, much of the Old Testament and the New Testament, as well as parts of the Apocrypha. This is not a course in religion. The approach is literary, historical and cultural. The Bible is read as an anthology of writings composed, compiled, translated and edited over several centuries, by many individuals, and as a book that has had an enormous effect on our culture, art and civilization.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2280 Syllabus

ENGL 2281 African-American Literature (A, SP, SU)

This course is a survey of African-American Literature from 18th century beginnings to the present. It includes a study of slave narratives, folklore, drama, poetry and short fiction. Activities may include reading and writing assignments, oral presentations, special performances, guest speakers and field trips.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2281 Syllabus

Web Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2281 Web Syllabus

ENGL 2290 U.S. Literature I (A, SP, SU)

This course will examine the works of major writers in U.S. literature from the pre-colonial period to 1865 with attention to revision of the canon. Genres include essays, short fiction, drama, poetry and the novel. This course will consider works from literary, social, historical, and philosophical perspectives. Course activities include reading, class discussion and writing assignments.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2290 Syllabus

ENGL 2291 U.S. Literature II (A, SP, SU)

This course examines the works of major writers in U.S. literature from 1865, the end of the Civil War, to the present with attention to revision of the canon. Genres include essays, fiction, drama, poetry, and the novel. This course will consider works from literary, social, historical, and philosophical perspectives. Course activities include reading, class discussion and writing assignments.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.

Online Class Syllabus: File ENGL 2291 Syllabus

ENGL 2994 SPT: English (On Demand)

This course offers special topics in English language or literature designed to meet specific needs.

3 credits. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab fee: $5.00.

ENGL 1100 with a B or higher; OR ENGL 2367, 2567, 2667 with a C or higher.