LIT Literature


LIT 115 - Introduction to Literature I - GT-AH2 3 Credits
Introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes active and responsive reading.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 201 - World Literature to 1600: GT-AH2 3 Credits
Examines significant writings in world literature from the ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasizes careful readings and understanding of the works and their cultural backgrounds.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 202 - World Literature After 1600- GT-AH2 3 Credits
Examines significant writings in world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasizes careful reading and understanding of the works and their cultural backgrounds.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 225 - Intro to Shakespeare - GT-AH2 3 credits
Explores a selection of works by William Shakespeare. It focuses on careful reading and interpretation of the plays and poems, includes pertinent information about Elizabethan England, and examines formal as well as thematic elements of the selected works.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 230 - Comics/Graphic Novels 3 Credits
Survey and analyze a particular kind of visual literature – that art form known the “Graphic Novel” or “Comic Art.” This course serves as an introduction to critical methods in popular culture studies, with a focus on the graphic novel as cultural product and practice. Together, we will explore the ways in which meanings emerge in several celebrated texts of the graphic novel genre, as well as some emerging classics. Our readings of these texts will be informed by a diversity of theoretical perspectives, including visual culture studies, postmodernism and intersectionality. We will interrogate the relationships between the concepts “graphic novel” or “comic book” and “popular culture,” with each of us bringing our lived experiences to our readings and discussions. In the context of contemporary U.S. society, we will see how critical studies of popular culture have a distinct place in the arts and humanities. We will consider the contradictory ways in which difference, power and knowledge are articulated in cultural production. Through in-depth studies of several primary texts we will learn how graphic storytellers use and manipulate historical and contemporary social issues as the building blocks for their art. Finally, we will apply these skills to create our own application of the art of graphic storytelling.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 246- Literature of Women: GT-AH2 3 Credits
Examines the techniques and themes in literature by and about women by examining women`s issues form various genres. 
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 255 - Children`s Literature 3 Credits
Evaluates the criteria for selecting appropriate literature for children through exploration of genres, age levels, values taught through literature, and the literary and artistic quality of various texts.
(Contact hours - 45)

LIT 288 - Practicum 1-12 Credits
Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor. 

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