Literature Committee

Reading and discussing literature are vital activities that expand our ideas and provide insights into a dynamic and diverse world. Each year, the Literature Committee presents two highly-regarded literary and cultural programs: The Reading Series and Reading Across Campus.

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  • Lit-203 American Poets. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Poetry of American writers: how culture, race, ethnicity, and nature shape American poetry. 
  • Lit-205 The Short Story. Arts and Humanities. Cross-disciplinary Issues. Style, structure, history and development of short story as a literary form. 
  • Lit-208 Fiction Into Film. ResB, Arts and Humanities. A literary and cultural examination of  lm adaptations. Special attention is given to the evolving depiction of non- dominant racial and ethnic cultural groups in literature and  lm. 
  • Lit-230 American Cinema. ResB, Arts and Humanities. 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. 
  • Lit-260 Modern American Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Selected poetry, prose and drama produced since World War I. 
  • Lit-273 American Multicultural Literature. ResA, Arts and Humanities. American multicultural literature, focusing on Hispanic, African, Asian, and Native American writers. 
  • Lit-300 Children’s Literature. ResB, Arts and Humanities. Critical survey and ways of presenting literature for children from infancy to age 12.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

The English Writing and Literature Minor. What can you do with an English Writing and Literature Minor? 

  • Nurture your creativity 
  • Expand your consciousness
  • Interpret the information of this age of information 

The English Writing and Literature Minor: www.uwstout.edu/programs/minors/engwrt/index.cfm 

The Value of Literature: www.uwstout.edu/english/lit_study.cfm