Literature courses

LITR 2010 Global Texts and Traditions I
Global Texts and Traditions I
This gateway course provides an introduction to Western and Non-Western literatures and cultures up to the Early Modern period. The course examines literary texts within a series of themes and topics, such as origins, cultural encounters, and self and society. The course will examine cultural similarities and differences by analyzing modes of transculturation and literary transference.
credit hours: 3

LITR 2020 Global Texts and Traditions II
Global Texts and Traditions II
This gateway course provides an introduction to Western and Non-Western literatures and cultures from the Early Modern Period to the contemporary age. The course examines literary texts within a series of themes and topics, such as origins, cultural encounters, and self and society. The course will examine cultural similarities and differences by analyzing modes of transculturation and literary transference.
credit hours: 3

LITR 3010 Introduction to Literary Analysis
Introduction to Literary Analysis
This course aims to familiarize students with the tools of literary analysis in the major Non-Western and Western traditions. We study a variety of texts from diverse periods and traditions in terms of genre, literary history, formal terminology, canonicity, translation, textuality, and comparative approaches.
Notes: For majors, this course is recommended before LITR 401.
Pre-requistites: LITR 201 and 202.
credit hours: 3

LITR 4010 Introduction to Literary Theory
Introduction to Literary Theory
This course aims to orient students to the major terms, issues, and debates informing contemporary literary theory. Beginning with the key roles that semiotics, Marxism and psychoanalysis play in today's literary theory and criticism, the course proceeds to consider questions of the literary, formal versus historical approaches, contributions of feminism, gender studies, and queer theory, and issues pertaining to multiculturalism.
Notes: For majors, this course is recommended after LITR 301.
Pre-requistites: LITR 201 and 202.
credit hours: 3

LITR 4810 Special Topics
Special Topics
Notes: A writing practicum is available. May be used to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

LITR 4820 Special Topics
Special Topics
Notes: A writing practicum is available. May be used to fulfill the college intensive-writing requirement.
credit hours: 3

LITR 5950 Senior Seminar
Senior Seminar
This seminar offers majors an opportunity to explore in depth a topic in literary studies from a comparative perspective. Examples of some topics include: the literature of protest; globalization and the world's literatures; war and the production/reception of literature; utopias and dystopias; wisdom literature; and post-modern narrative theory.
Pre-requistites: Senior standing and LITR 201, 202, 301, and 401.
credit hours: 3

LITR H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by departmental and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3

LITR H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Admission by departmental and Honors Committee approval.
credit hours: 3