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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
LIT124 Introduction to Writers of the Southwest Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to reading Mexican-American/Chicano, American Indian, and Anglo writers of the Southwest. Includes short stories, novels, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Also includes relevant comparisons of social, political, and environmental themes in different cultures.
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Information: Students do not need to have a writing prerequisite.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT224 Southwestern Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
Reading of Mexican-American/Chicano, American Indian, and Anglo writers of the Southwest. Includes short stories, novels, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Also includes relevant comparisons of social, political, and environmental themes in different cultures.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT225 Science Fiction Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of science fiction work from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries in a variety of forms and media. Includes the development and components of the genre, its subgenres, and critical analysis of science fiction literary works. Also includes the role of technology and social issues in science fiction.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT226 Fantasy Literature: The Epic Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of fantasy literature in a variety of and media emphasizing the epic tradition. Includes the development and components of the fantasy epic and critical analysis of fantasy epic literary works. Also includes the role of mythology and archetypes in the formation of such works.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT231 Introduction to Shakespeare Credit Hours: 3.00
Investigation of a number of Shakespeare's major works. Includes sonnets, comedies, histories, and tragedies. Also includes history, social and cultural conditions, literary background, staging, and writing.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: Spring.
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LIT240 American Literature of Opposition Credit Hours: 3.00
Protest and anti-establishment literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a variety of genres and media. Includes oppositional works from across the political and cultural spectrums. Also includes essay writing and critical thinking. May include contemporary Internet and alternative media.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT261 Modern Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
Critical analysis of literature of the modern period and from a variety of nations and cultures. Includes analyzing literary texts for meaning and form, understanding the contexts of literature, and writing about literature. Also includes selections from various literary genres, which may include fiction, drama, and poetry, as well as other literary forms.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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LIT262 American Poets Credit Hours: 3.00
Study of the voices and visions of American poets. Includes American poetic visions, distinct styles and voices of poets, and writing assignments.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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LIT263 Postmodern Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of postmodern literary works and voices from the United States, South America, Europe, and a variety of other nations and cultures. Includes analysis of the literature and context of the postmodern period (1945 to the present) with a focus on social and historical influences including technology, mass communication, globalization, politics, protest, and war. Also includes exploration of conventional genres and newer emerging forms, such as metafiction, magic realism, language poetry, and hypertext.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT265 Major American Writers Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of selected works by major American authors from the colonial period to the present. Includes extensive writing and reading and emphasizes relating works to their social and historical contexts. Also includes analysis of literary texts of various genres, such as poetry, drama and fiction, for meaning and form.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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LIT267 World Literature: Narrative Credit Hours: 3.00
Multicultural readings of great narrative works of western literary tradition. Includes an introduction to narrative literature and works from major periods, such as ancient, classical, renaissance, and romantic, up to and including present. Also includes comparisons of form and theme to works from diverse cultural traditions, and an emphasis on verbal and written analysis of cultural and historical significance.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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LIT278 Chicano Film and Literature Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of Chicano film and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes emergence of the genre and critical analysis of film texts. Also examines how history prompted the development of Chicano film, social, and justice issues.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
LIT289 Literature and Film Credit Hours: 3.00
Criticism of film's dramatic forms, elements and genres. Includes development of film as an art form, comparative approaches to literature and film, performed drama, critical analysis and film production personnel.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 102 or 108.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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