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Literature Course Descriptions

LITR330 - INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (3-0-3)
This course will look at poetry as literature of communications and technique, and investigate several forms of poetry, their history and application. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

LITR400 - ART OF THE STORY (4-0-4)
What makes a good story? This course answers that question through both study and practice. Students will analyze short stories by prominent authors, become versed in the basic elements of fiction, and write their own short stories. Prerequisite (Day): Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR410 - AMERICAN LITERARY CLASSICS (4-0-4)
This course will provide an opportunity for students to explore the works of selected American writers whose vision and artistry have given distinction to American literature. Certain 19th and 20th century authors will be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR415 - SOCIAL THEMES IN LITERATURE (3-0-3)
This course will focus on literary works of the 20th century which explore the social and philosophical changes that grew out of such seminal social events as the Industrial Revolution, the global wars, or the various modern protest movements. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

LITR425 - TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE (4-0-4)
Through the study of authors such as Remarque, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Sartre, and Hemingway, this course will assess the problems of alienation, isolation, and individual responsibility as they are confronted by modern man in the twentieth century. Prerequisite: Completion of the Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR435 - LITERATURE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (3-0-3)
An exploration of modern and contemporary fiction, in which students will investigate how 20th century authors treat such themes as personal and social conflict, isolation, globalization, hope, and despair. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

LITR440 - CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (4-0-4)
Readings in poetry, fiction, and drama of the Post-World War II period. This course examines American literature and cultural history from 1945 to the present. The work of major writers will be studied to gain insights into the life of our times. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR445 - LITERATURE AND THE MODERN AGE (4-0-4)
This course will explore the modern age primarily through literature and, on occasion, representations of the plastic arts. Critical thinking will be employed to facilitate this investigation. Direct connections will be made between the literary works studied and the human situation in the modern era. Time frame is 1840 to the present. Prerequisite: Successful completion of English sequence and HUMN150 Art and Theory; Corequisite: ARCH345 Architectural Design and Technology II. Day Course.

LITR460 - SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY (4-0-4)
Readings in science fiction and fantasy including myth and legend and classic literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. The social implications of technology in the 20th century science fiction literature will be explored. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR462 - FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION (3-0-3)
This course will examine imaginative literature such as mythology, fantasy, and science fiction, as both a reflection of the world in which it was created and as a reflection on the future of humankind. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

LITR465 - SHORT FICTION (4-0-4)
This course studies the form of the short story in the literature of Great Britian, the United States, and other nations. Content is variable. Stories are studied as a reflection of craft, culture, and ideas. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR468 - SHORT STORY (3-0-3)
This course studies the form of the short story in the literature of Great Britian, the United States, and other nations. Content is variable. Stories are studied as a reflection of craft, culture, and ideas. Prerequisite: ENGL105 and COMM200 or ENGL105 and ENGL116. The Arioch Center Course.

LITR470 - LITERATURE OF SOCIAL COMMENTARY (4-0-4)
This course will be concerned with literary works of 19th and 20th century writers who have explored the social and philosophical changes which grew out of the Industrial Revolution, the American Labor Movement, and modern protest movements. Prerequisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

LITR480 - MODERN NOVEL (4-0-4)
Students taking this course will study a variety of short novels by contemporary authors. Students will investigate how modern writers treat such themes as personal and social conflict, and visions of change and hope, as suggested by these authors. Pre-requisite: Completion of Sophomore Social Sciences requirement. Day upper level HUMN/LITR elective.

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