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Fall 2012

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LIT201 - Introduction to Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the unique characteristics of poetry, fiction, and drama. Investigates the function of literature as a form of communication. Requires use of computer for online course sections. Fall only. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT203 - Children's Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines classical and contemporary selected works of children's literature from a variety of genres. Develops critical thinking skills to make informed judgments about children's books. Considers a variety of literary criticism models and applies them to representative works. Online course requires computer knowledge. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT210 - African American Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the binding, common themes of African-American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Establishes useful definitions for the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction (e.g. autobiography, essay, oratory) as they apply to African-American literature in particular. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT211 - Short Story
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on the unique characteristics of the genre. Explores classical and contemporary representative stories from around the world. Applies a variety of literary criticism models to selected stories. Online course requires computer knowledge. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT212 - American Literature 1 - Pre-colonial Period to the Civil War
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on American literature from the pre-colonial era to 1865. Examines the nature of American culture as expressed through a variety of genres and historical periods. Employs different literary critical approaches. Computer use required for online sections. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT213 - Science Fiction
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines social, political, philosophical, scientific, and spiritual issues as they appear in science fiction. Explores representative stories and novels, as well as biographical and historical material. Develops informed judgments about science fiction and its connection to science and philosophy. Evaluates and critique works of science fiction. Computer labs may be used, although computer knowledge not necessary, except for online course sections. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT214 - Play Analysis
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops ability to carefully read and analyze plays. Employs scripts from various period and genres to explore theatre as a written, visual, and collaborative art form. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

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LIT215 - World Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Critical analysis of literature outside the Western canon. Examines works in translation from different traditions and across various genres and historical periods. Rotating subjects may include, but are not limited to, Asian literature, Middle Eastern literature, and Latin American literature. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT216 - American Literature: Civil War to the Present
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines American literature from the post-Civil War era (1865) to present day. Looks at the American tradition and culture and how each artist fits within his or her historical context through the literary periods of realism, naturalism, modernism, and post-modernism. Explores how students fit into the American tradition and culture. Teaching methods may include small group discussions, lectures, independent study, and the use of computer labs. Prerequisite: ENG101.

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LIT217 - British Literature: Medieval Period through Restoration
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on the study of British literature from the Middle Ages to the Restoration. Examines the development of British culture as expressed through a variety of literary genres from the three major historical periods. Analysis via various literary critical approaches. Computer use required for online sections. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

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LIT218 - British Literature : Romantic Period to the Present
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Focuses on the study of British literature from the Romantic Period to present day. Examines the nature of British culture as expressed through a variety of literary genres and historical periods. Analysis via various literary critical approaches. Computer use required for online sections. Prerequisite: ENG 101.

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