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LIT- 203 American Poets (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Poetry of American writers: how culture, race, ethnicity, and nature shape American poetry.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 205 The Short Story (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Contemporary Issues
Repeatable: No
Style, structure, history and development of short story as a literary form.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 208 Fiction Into Film (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
A literary and cultural examination of film adaptations. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant racial and ethnic cultural groups in literature and film.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 230 American Cinema (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
A literary and cultural examination of American cinematic development. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non-dominant cultural groups and contemporary issues. Examination of these issues allows students to actively discover, assess, and execute the creative problem-solving needed to be fully engaged with contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 255 Recent World Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Selected readings in Contemporary Literature in Translation.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 260 Modern American Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Selected poetry, prose and drama produced since World War I.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 272 Women Writers (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Study of representative American and international women writers within the tradition of feminist literary theory.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 273 Multicultural American Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Multicultural literature of the United States, with an emphasis on African American, Asian American, Latino, and American Indian literatures.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 275 Environmental Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Literary and critical analysis of environmentalist discourses. Exploration of literary works that treat land use and co-existence among life forms.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 280 Best-Sellers (3.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: No
Fiction and non-fiction best-sellers: expression of and impact on popular culture.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 281 Recent American Literature: Culture, Race, Ethnicity and Nature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
How culture, race ethnicity, and nature shape American literature.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 285 Science Fiction (3.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: No
Critical survey of popular and classic science fiction.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 300 Children'S Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Critical survey and ways of presenting literature for children from infancy to age 12.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 302 Topics In Literature (1.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: Yes
Intensive analysis of selected authors and literary works with emphasis on discourse analysis in group and workshop settings.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 303 Coming of Age in Literature and Film (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Exploration of literary and filmic works that treat age, coming of age, aging, and old age. Literary and critical analysis using age studies in literature.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 306 Shakespeare (3.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: No
Several representative plays and selected criticism.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 307 After 9/11: American Literature of Public Crisis and Trauma (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Literary and cultural analysis of 9/11 and its aftermath in American and global contexts. Exploration of new racial formations, discourses of citizenship in the wake of trauma.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 308 Alice Walker: Beyond Purple (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
Explore Alice Walker's short stories, poetry, essays, children's literature, and novels. Consider Walker's writing in its social and historical contexts, particularly the civil rights, anti-Viet Nam war, and women's liberation movements, and connect those themes to contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 450 Studies In Literature (Theme, Author, Genre) (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: Yes
A study of a selected writer's work or of literature focusing on a significant theme of literature or of a genre not offered as a distinct course of similar duration within the departmental curriculum.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 450A Studies In Literature (Theme, Author, Genre) (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
A study of a selected writer's work or of literature focusing on a significant theme of literature or of a genre not offered as a distinct course of similar duration within the departmental curriculum.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 496 Films And Literature (3.00 cr.)
Humanities and the Arts - Literature
Repeatable: No

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 502 Topics In Literature (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Intensive analysis of selected authors and literary works with emphasis on discourse analysis in group and workshop settings.

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LIT- 503 Coming of Age in Literature and Film (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of literary and filmic works that treat age, coming of age, aging, and old age. Literary and critical analysis using age studies.

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LIT- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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