Academics

Literature Courses

These courses meet Gordon Rule writing requirements and  
Area IV requirement for the A.A. general education requirements. AML 2010, AML 2020,
AML 2600, LIT 2012, LIT 2020, LIT 2090, LIT 2110, LIT 2120.  LIT 2030, LIT 2310, and  LIT 2380 meet the International/Intercultural Requirement for the A.A. degree requirements.

AML 2010-2020 American Literature I and II (3-3)(A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. First semester (to 1865) begins with a study of the literature of Native Americans and European explorers to literature of colonization, federalization, Transcendentalism and the development of major American literature. The second semester (1865 to present) explores literary Realism, Naturalism, Modernism and Post-Modernism. In both courses, emphasis is on the richness of cultural, racial and gender diversity that constitutes the American experience. Either course may be taken first or separately. 

AML 2600 African-American Literature (3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. Historical and critical analysis of African-American literature and its roots in an Afro-centric cultural and literary experience that affects major genres and historical movements: slave narrative, poetry, folklore, drama, political essay, the Harlem Renaissance, the development of the novel and contemporary writers. 

ENL 2010-2022 English Literature I and II (3-3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. A chronological survey of the masterpieces of British literature. Focus is on literary history, philosophic backgrounds and analytical and critical reading and writing. The first semester explores Old English through the late Renaissance. The second semester explores the Restoration through the Contemporary period. Either course may be taken first. 

LIT 2012 The Novel (3)(A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course examines the origin and development of literary conventions unique to the genre as developed by writers from a variety of cultural experiences. 

LIT 2020 Short Story (3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course provides a study of the short story genre and will examine representative world writers of both traditional and experimental short story forms. 

LIT 2030 Introduction to Poetry: (3) (A.A.)

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of “C” or better. This course meets Area IV requirements for the AA, AS, and AAS General Education requirements, and the 6000 word Gordon Rule requirement. This course will introduce students to forms and techniques of poetry; major poets and movements from the Renaissance to the present; and written analysis, explication, interpretation, and evaluation of poetry.

LIT 2090 Contemporary Literature (3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. The course is a study of representative works by writers from diverse cultures during the contemporary period which extends from World War II through the Post-Modernists. Students read works by artists who have contributed to literary movements of global significance. 

LIT 2110-2120 World Literature I and II (3-3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. These courses include an analytical reading or major literary works and an examination of the social and historical background and culture of each period covered. Selected masterpieces in LIT 2110 include works from the beginning of ancient civilizations through the Renaissance. Reading selections in LIT 2120 include works from the Restoration through the Contemporary period. Either course may be taken first or separately. 

LIT 2310 Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction (3) (A.A.)

Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course meets the Area IV requirement for A.A./A.A.S./A.S. general education requirements, the 6,000-word Gordon Rule requirement and part of the six-hour International/Intercultural requirement. Critical and historical analyses of these popular genres, with emphasis on major authors and subgenres, including their connection to cultural experiences and historical moments; coverage of texts includes early inceptions of Gothic writing and extends into contemporary authors.

LIT 2380 Women in Literature (3)(A.A.) 

Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ENC 1101 and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102 with a grade of "C" or better. This course presents a critical, historical and thematic study of women writers from a variety of cultures and continents. The course content includes studies of literature and politics, genre, literary theory and aesthetics. Focus is on intercultural and international diversity.

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