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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

LIT 320 - American Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. A survey of major works of American literature. Provides a foundation for understanding the currents of American thought and experiences. Special emphasis is paid to American literature within a global context. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 321 - British Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. A survey of the major works of British literature. Provides a foundation for understanding the currents of British thought and experience. Special emphasis is paid to British literature within a global context. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 330 - World Literature I: North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia and Oceania (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Enhances understanding of other cultures and of past and contemporary global interactions. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 331 - World Literature II: Africa and the Middle East, Asia, and Europe (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Enhances the under-standing of other cultures and of past and contemporary global interactions. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 340 - Contemporary Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Focuses on the study of literary works published within the last ten years. Considers how contemporary issues and problems are addressed in a variety of literary works. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 350 - Fiction (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores the short story and the novel from varied countries and eras. Emphasis is given to narrative methods, representative themes, and global perspectives. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 352 - 20th Century European Fiction (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Examines themes ranging from war and occupation, revolution, Fascism, and Communism to individual liberation and self-discovery, existen-tialism, absurdism, and feminism. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 355 - Poetry (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores the problems, devices, and techniques of poetry'sound, rhythm, meter; diction and tone; connotation, metaphor, and symbol?as a means of demystifying the reading of poems. Emphasis is given to the place and purpose of poetry in a technological society. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 360 - Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Follows the development of play structure from folkloric origins to contemporary theater. Emphasis is on text, history of text development, and the changing purpose of theatrical presentations. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 361 - 20th Century American Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Examines the development of 20th century American drama with emphasis on the ways, often experimental, in which the playwrights reflect the spirit of the times. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 362 - Non-Western Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores clas-sical and contemporary theater and drama in China, Japan, India, Africa, and the Middle East. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 363 - Ethnic and Minority Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Using con-tem-porary dramas as social, historical, and cultural artifacts, examines the experience of Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 364 - Modern Continental and British Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. An examination of some of the dramas from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries with the purpose of gaining some understanding of how dramatists, in both subject matter and technique, reflect the spirit of the times. Representative playwrights include Ibsen, Shaw, Wilde, Strindberg, Synge, Chekhov, O'Casey, Pirandello, Anouilh, Brecht, Ionesco, and Pinter. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 365 - Non-Fiction (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Examines the ways that writers examine cultural issues through the use of literary non-fiction. Emphasis is placed on autobiographical, persuasive, and narrative techniques. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 370 - Literature and Diversity (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Allows students to explore the literature of human difference, including the literature of cross-cultural experience and sexual difference. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 372 - African-American Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Allows students to explore themes and styles particular to literary works by and about African-Americans. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 374 - Women and Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Allows students to explore literature by and about women from around the world. Special attention is paid to autobiographical narratives Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 376 - Latin American Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Examines the ways that writers of Latin America and the Caribbean explore their respective culture through techniques such as dream, myth, and legend to achieve an authentic and unique -vision. Special emphasis is given to 20th-century authors. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 378 - Literature and Nature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Literature as it reveals and interprets the natural world. Examines the ways that nature has been used in fiction, drama, poetry, and non-fiction. Students learn to describe the natural world in their writing. Co-listed as STS 378. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 380 - Historical Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Sources of fiction and drama are often based on historical personalities and actual incidents. Examines a number of such works. Original historical material is compared with the literary work it inspired, thus providing insights into the nature of the creative process and the purposes of the historian and the creative writer. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 382 - The Comic Tradition in English and American Literature (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Presents great comic works from the 14th century to the present. Students study verse narratives, plays, novels, and essays. Emphasis is given to the classical roots and international connections of the comic tradition in English, the relationship between form and function in comedy, and elucidation of comedy's social and philosophical ends. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 384 - Musical Theater Adaptations (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or betterThe content of this course is primarily literary. It examines the original texts that are used for theatrical adaptations in contemporary Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals. The origin stories are drawn from literature, graphic novels, and cultural folk stories. Students will attend selected musicals. Effective From: Fall 2011

LIT 386 - Science Fiction (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Explores the distinctive characteristics of science fiction as a literary genre and its function as a social criticism. Special attention is given to the ways in which cultural gender coding surfaces in the text. Films and video are used. Effective From: Spring 2009

LIT 388 - The Russian Novel and Short Story (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: HUM 102 and one from among HUM 211, HUM 212 and Hist 213 or their equivalents, all with a grade of C or better. Focuses on Russian fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries. Approaches material both as evidence of artistic vision and as social documents of Russian history. Effective From: Spring 2009