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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- 265 Literature and Economics (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Contemporary Issues
Repeatable: No
Exploration of economic concepts and principles in literary works form a variety of periods. Application of literary and economic theory to novel-length texts.

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 American Multicultural Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category A
Repeatable: No
American multicultural literature, focusing on Hispanic, African, Asian, and Native American writers.

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- 296C Sherlock Holmes and the Gothic Imagination (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
The Gothic genre of literature leading up to the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who employs the coinciding development of scientific reasoning to transform the Gothic Genre. Readings include Gothic texts, historical monograph pieces on science in the 19th century, a selection of Sherlock Holmes stories, as well as Scottish, English and some American Gothic. Offered only through the Wisconsin in Scotland Study Abroad Program.

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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- 301 English Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature
Repeatable: No
Selected prose and poetry from 1798 to modern times.

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- 304 American Folklore (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B
Repeatable: No
Analysis and interpretation of stories, songs, jokes, and material culture of families, work groups, ethnic groups, and religious groups.

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- 350 Modern British Literature (3.00 cr.)
Literature, Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Selected poetry, prose, and fiction produced since World War I.

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 396 Romantic Poets (3.00 cr.)
Humanities and the Arts - Literature
Repeatable: No
Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.

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: Women's Autobiographical Writing: Private Lives, Public Stories (3.00 cr.)
Humanities and the Arts - Literature
Repeatable: Yes
Women's Autobiographical Writing: Private Lives, Public Stories: The changing contexts of women's lives and how women's actions have shaped and responded to those contexts as seen through women's autobiography. Rhetorical situations and consequences of various types of women's autobiography including autobiography using new medial such as blogging.

ENGL-102 or ENGL-112

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LIT- 450 Experience in China: Modern East Asian Literature and Cinema (3.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Through the Experience China Study Abroad Program, this course introduces students to the cultural, social, political, and aesthetic developments in Modern East Asia through the study of major works of 20th and 21st century Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Literature and film. Includes study of memoirs, writings of political theory, sociology, religion, and history.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take either ENGL-101 or ENGL-111

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LIT- 450 Studies in Literature: Alice Walker: Beyond Purple (2.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Humanities and the Arts - Literature
Repeatable: Yes
Study of Alice Walker's short stories, essays, children's literature, poetry, and novels, making connections with the social and historical contexts, particularly the civil rights, anti-Viet Nam war, and women's liberation movements.

Prerequisites: ENGL-102 or ENGL-112 or ENGL-113

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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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