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. PUL=2.

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. PUL=2.

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. PUL=2.

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. PUL=2.

ENG-L 205 Introduction to Poetry (3 cr.)   Kinds, conventions, and elements of poetry in a selection of poems from several historical periods. PUL=2.

ENG-L 207 Women and Literature (3 cr.)   Issues and approaches to critical study of women writers in British and American literature. PUL=5.

ENG-L 213 Literary Masterpieces I (3 cr.)   Students in L213 study major western literary works from the ancient world to the Renaissance.  This course provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with great works that are foundational for modern Western culture.  These ancient works still have an up-to-date impact on our lives since our core beliefs are still built, to a larger extent than is often realized, on a foundation established by these ancient, medieval, and Renaissance classics, including works of Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, and others.  Emphasis will be on making the literature accessible and interesting, relating it to historical events and contexts, and working on important reading and writing skills. PUL=2

ENG-L 214 Literary Masterpieces II (3 cr.)   L214 covers major Western literary works from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.  Texts are selected from a variety of genres and nations, with an emphasis on works that have been particularly famous and influential.  Works by Cervantes, Voltaire, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Mann, Ibsen, Kafka, and others are typically included.  Emphasis will be on making the literature accessible and interesting, relating it to historical events and contexts, and working on important reading and writing skills.  Non-English works will be read in English translation. 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. PUL=2

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 376 Literature for Adolescents (3 cr.)   An examination of the nature and scope of adolescent literature. Wide reading of contemporary literature, with emphasis on the value of selections for secondary school students and appropriate modes of study. PUL=2

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. PUL=5

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. PUL=5

ENG-L 382 Fiction of the Non-Western World (3 cr.)   An in-depth study of selected narratives from the fiction of the non-Western world. Focus and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated once for credit. PUL=5

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. PUL=5; RISE=R

ENG-L 433 Conversations with Shakespeare (3 cr.)   An interdisciplinary and intertextual study of Shakespeare’s work and its influence to the present day. Students will compare Shakespeare texts with latter-day novels, plays, poems, and films that allude to or incorporate some aspect of Shakespeare’s art. PUL=4