Literature

ENG-L 115 Literature for Today (3 cr.)   P: W131. Poems, dramas, and narratives pertinent to concerns of our times: e.g., works concerning values of the individual and society, problems of humanism in the modern world, and conflicts of freedom and order.

ENG-L 202 Literary Interpretation (3 cr.)   Close analysis of representative texts (poetry, drama, fiction) designed to develop the art of lively, responsible reading through class discussion and writing of papers. Attention to literary design and critical method.

ENG-L 203 Introduction to Drama (3 cr.)   Representative significant plays to acquaint students with characteristics of drama as a type of literature. Readings may include plays from several ages and countries.

ENG-L 204 Introduction to Fiction (3 cr.)   Representative works of fiction; structural technique in the novel, theories and kinds of fiction, and thematic scope of the novel. Readings may include novels and short stories from several ages and countries.

ENG-L 205 Introduction to Poetry (3 cr.)   Kinds, conventions, and elements of poetry in a selection of poems from several historical periods.

ENG-L 207 Women and Literature (3 cr.)   Issues and approaches to critical study of women writers in British and American literature.

ENG-L 213 Literary Masterpieces I (3 cr.)   Literary masterpieces from Homer to the present. Aims at thoughtful, intensive analysis; appreciation of aesthetic values; and enjoyment of reading. PUL=2

ENG-L 214 Literary Masterpieces II (3 cr.)   Literary masterpieces from Homer to the present. Aims at thoughtful, intensive analysis; appreciation of aesthetic values; and enjoyment of reading. PUL=2

ENG-L 220 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 cr.)   Rapid reading of at least a dozen major plays and poems. May not be taken concurrently with L315. PUL=2

ENG-L 301 Critical and Historical Survey of English Literature I (3 cr.)   Representative selections with emphasis on major writers from the beginnings to Swift and Pope. PUL=2

ENG-L 302 Critical and Historical Survey of English Literature II (3 cr.)   Representative selections with emphasis on major writers from the rise of romanticism to the present. PUL=2

ENG-L 351 Critical and Historical Study of American Literature I (3 cr.)   American writers to 1865: Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and two or three additional major writers.

ENG-L 352 Critical and Historical Study of American Literature II (3 cr.)   American writers, 1865-1914: Twain, Dickinson, James, and two or three additional major writers.

ENG-L 354 Critical and Historical Study of American Literature III (3 cr.)   Study of modernist and contemporary American writers in various genres, 1914 to the present, including Frost, Stein, Faulkner, O’Connor, Baldwin, Morrison, and others. PUL=2

ENG-L 373 Interdisciplinary Approaches to English and American Literature (3 cr.)  [P:Consent of instructor]   Social political, and psychological studies in English and American literature. May contain a supervised travel component. Offered on an as-needed basis. Apply during semester before desired travel. Topics will vary by semester.

ENG-L 378 Studies in Women and Literature (3 cr.)   British and American authors such as George Eliot or Gertrude Stein; groups of authors such as the Bronte sisters or recent women poets; or genres and modes such as autobiography, film, or criticism. Topics will vary by semester.

ENG-L 379 Ethnic and Minority Literature (3 cr.)   Analysis of literature by and about immigrants from diverse cultures about groups such as African Americans, Appalachians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Irish, from a historical and thematic perspective.

ENG-L 431 Topics in Literary Study (3 cr.)   Study of characteristics and development of literary forms or modes (e.g., studies in narrative, studies in romanticism). Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit.