Academics

LIT 110 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course, which offers the study and discussion of fiction, poetry, and drama, is designed to enhance the student's ability to read literature analytically with keener understanding and heightened appreciation of content and form.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 111 THE SHORT STORY AND THE NOVEL

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course of extensive reading in prose fiction is designed to enhance the student's ability to read the short story and the novel analytically with keener understanding and heightened appreciation of content and form.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 115 MYTHOLOGY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the origin and development of classical myths that have greatly influenced modern culture.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 117 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to poetry in English, the variety of its forms and themes, and methods of interpretation.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 119 WOMEN'S LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to literature written by women, exploring its themes and literary/cultural contexts.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 120 THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes extensive reading of major sections of the Bible. It is designed to enable the student to read the Bible as a literary work, understand some of its major stories, themes, and genres, and become more aware of the significance of Biblical allusions in other works of literature and art.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 122 LITERATURE OF ETHNIC AMERICA

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This introductory course provides a literary and cultural view of traditions of some major racial and cultural minority groups. The student will develop an understanding of experiences relevant to minority writings. As a significant part of the American cultural and literal heritage, there are some significant eras that reinforce the themes, style, forms, and attitudes presented by minority writers.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 124 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course of extensive reading in literature is designed to enhance the student's ability to read and analyze representative masterpieces from a variety of nationalities and epochs. Course introduces students to literature in English or in English translation by writers from non-Western cultures such as Asian, South Asian, African, Caribbean, Middle-Eastern, Pacific Islander, or Latin American. Content includes social, historical, and cultural contexts of literary works; relationship of these writers to literary traditions; terminology and methods of literary analysis and evaluation.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 212 BRITISH LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1800

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a survey of representative works illustrating the development of British literature from its beginnings to 1800, with an emphasis on understanding major literary movements in relation to their intellectual, social, and political contexts.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 213 BRITISH LITERATURE: 1800 TO THE PRESENT

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a survey of representative works illustrating the development of British literature from 1800 to the present, with an emphasis on understanding major literary movements in relation to their intellectual, social, and political contexts.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 214 SHAKESPEARE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course examines a number of Shakespeare's plays intensively as illustrations of different phases of his work.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent or ENGL 110 with a grade of "C" or better


LIT 215 AMERICAN LITERATURE: BEGINNINGS TO 1865

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course examines American literature from its beginnings to 1865.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent


LIT 216 AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865 TO THE PRESENT

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course examines American literature from 1865 to the present.

Pre-requisite: Approved reading placement score, or equivalent