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Literature & Film Courses

Post  Johannesburg on Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:00 am

Courses are listed sequentially by number:

200-level courses are sophomore-level courses
300- and 400-level courses are upper-division, undergraduate courses
500-level courses are graduate courses (may have 400-level students in the course)
600-level courses are graduate courses (graduate students only)
Undergraduate (200-level)
211W: Perspectives in Literature, Film, and Human Diversity
Courses will explore various specialized topics in literature and/or film to increase understanding of literary and cinematic contributions made by under-represented peoples, to develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, and to increase appreciation of the diversity of human experience. Typical courses include: Multicultural Literature, Women’s Literature. May be repeated as topics change.
Pre: ENG 101

212W: Perspectives in World Literature/Film
Courses will introduce students to works of literature and/or film from a variety of world cultures. Designed to increase knowledge of world cultures and appreciation and understanding of cultural differences in representation, and in seeing, believing, and being. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing.
Pre: ENG 101

213W: Perspectives: Ethics and Civic Responsibility in Literature/Film
Courses will focus on some characteristic ways in which literature and/or film address and explore the ethical dimensions of citizenship and the relationships between works and their cultural contexts. Emphasizes critical thinking, reading and writing. Typical courses include: War and Peace; Utopias and Dystopias. May be repeated as topics change.
Pre: ENG 101

214: Topics in Film
Courses will explore various specialized topics in film. May be repeated as topics change.

215W: Topics in Literature
Courses will explore specialized topics in literature. May be repeated as topics change.
Pre: ENG 101

275: Introduction To Literary Studies
An introduction to literary genre and to the techniques of writing about literature.
Pre: ENG 101



Undergraduate (300- and 400-level)
318: Multicultural Literature
Specific topics in multicultural literature with detailed study of a particular period, region, or group in the United States and their contributions to a diverse literature. Topics include African American Literature, American Indian Literature, Southern Writers of Color, and others. May be repeated as topics change.

320: British Literature to 1785
Representative works from British literature encompassing Beowulf through the Eighteenth Century.
Pre or Coreq: ENG 275

321: British Literature 1785-Present
Representative works from British Literature, the Romantic Period to the present.
Pre or Coreq: ENG 275

325: Children’s Literature
Introduction to authors, genres, illustrations, and works of literature published for elementary age children. Current and classic works.

327: American Literature to 1865
A survey of American Literature from its beginnings to the end of the Civil War.
Pre or Coreq: ENG 275

328: American Literature: 1865 to the Present
A survey of American Literature from the end of the Civil War to the present.
Pre or Coreq: ENG 275

329: Film History
Foundation in film history that focuses on major directors, genres, and periods in film history with an emphasis on social, technological and critical contexts.
Co or Prereq: ENG 416

402: Gender in Literature
Selected topics course on literature by and about women.

403: Selected Authors
Content changes. May be repeated.

405: Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories
A study of Shakespeare’s comedies and histories. This course will run for a half-semester.

406: Shakespeare: Tragedies
A study of Shakespeare’s tragedies. This course will run for a half-semester.

416: Film Theory and Criticism
Trends in film theory and criticism. Practice in critical analysis.

425: Topics in Children’s Literature
Topics have included genres such as fantasy or historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys.

426: Selected Periods
Selected periods of literary study.

432: Selected Studies in the Novel
Content changes. May be repeated.

433: Selected Studies in World Literature
Topics on themes, issues, and developments in genres of the literatures of the world.
Pre or Coreq: ENG 275

435: The World Novel
A study of selected novels from a variety of time periods and cultures, including Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

436: Native American Literature
This course surveys the earliest Native American literary works, from oral tradition and songs to contemporary works and authors, with a particular emphasis on tribal and cultural contexts that identify these works as Native American.

438: African American Literature
This course surveys the earliest African American literary works, including slave narratives, poetry, folklore, and oration, through 20th century movements such as the Jazz-Age, Harlem Renaissance, and Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, to contemporary works and authors.

441: Literary Theory and Criticism
Theories of literature and its production and use.
Pre: 6 semester credits in literature

463: Adolescent Literature
Motivation and interests of and materials for adolescent readers. This course will run a half-semester.

465: World Literature for Children and Young Adults
Selected works of literature for students in grades 5-12 from a variety of countries and cultures.

492: Selected Topics
Various topic-oriented courses in literature.

495: Special Studies
Specialized, in-depth study of topics such as Holocaust literature, environmental literature, or regional literature.

498: Internship
On-site field experience, the nature of which is determined by the specific needs of the student’s program option.

499: Individual Study
Extensive reading and writing in an area for which the student has had basic preparation.
Pre: Consent



Graduate (500-level)
503: Selected Authors
Content changes. May be repeated.

516: Film Theory & Criticism
Trends in film theory and criticism. Practice in critical analysis.

525: Topics in Children’s Literature
Topics in genres such as fantasy and historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys. May be repeated with different subject matter.

526: Selected Periods
Selected periods of literary study.

532: Selected Studies: Novel
Content changes. May be repeated.

533: Selected Studies in World Literature
Topics on themes, issues, and developments in genres of the literatures of the world.

535: The World Novel
A study of selected novels from a variety of time periods and cultures, including Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

536: Native American Literature
This course surveys the earliest Native American literary works, from oral tradition and songs to contemporary works and authors, with a particular emphasis on tribal and cultural contexts that identify these works as Native American.

538: African American Literature
This course surveys the earliest African American literary works, including slave narratives, poetry, folklore, and oration, through the 20th century movements such as the Jazz Age, Harlem Renaissance, and the Black Arts movements of the 1960s, to contemporary works and authors.

563: Adolescent Literature
Motivation and interests of and materials for adolescent readers.
565: World Literature for Children and Young Adults
Selected works of literature for students in grades 5-12 from a variety of countries and cultures.

592: Selected Topics
Topics in literary study. May be repeated with change of topic.

595: Special Studies
Specialized, in-depth study of topics such as Holocaust literature, environmental literature, or regional literature. May be repeated with different subject matter.



Graduate (600-level)
603: Seminar: Selected Authors
Studies in selected authors in British, American, Multicultural, or World Literature. May be repeated with different subject matter.

605: Seminar: Shakespeare
Study of works of Shakespeare, including comedies, histories, tragedies, tragic-comedies, and some shorter poetic works, including sonnets.

606: British Literary History and Criticism
This course is designed to give first-year graduate students a foundation in British literary history and criticism. The course focuses on the major writers, genres and periods in British literature with an emphasis on historical and critical trends in order to provide an analytical framework that will support subsequent work.
Required: All first year students

607: American Literary History and Criticism
This course is designed to give first-year graduate students a foundation in American literary history and criticism. The course focuses on the major writers, genres and periods in American literature with an emphasis on historical and critical trends in order to provide an analytical framework that will support subsequent work.
Required: All first year students

608: Seminar: British Literature to 1800
Studies in topics/periods in British Literature to 1800. Emphasizes close readings of primary works, analysis of pertinent secondary works, detailed class discussion, and analytical writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

609: Seminar: British Literature after 1800
Studies in topics/periods in British Literature after 1800. Emphasizes close readings of primary works, analyzing pertinent secondary works, detailed class discussion, and analytical writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

610: Seminar: American Literature to 1865
Analysis of topics/periods in American Literature before 1865. Emphasizes close reading of primary works, analysis of pertinent secondary works, detailed class discussion, and analytical writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

611: Seminar: American Literature after 1865
Analysis of topics/periods in modern and contemporary American Literature, i.e. fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes close reading of primary works, analysis of pertinent secondary works, detailed class discussion, and analytical writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

612: Seminar: Gender in Literature
Study of selected works by women writers up through the twentieth century with attention to their works within cultural contexts. May be repeated with different subject matter.

618: Seminar: Multicultural American Literature
Studies in selected authors, topics, or periods of American multicultural literatures, particularly those of Native American, African American, Chicano/Latino American, and Asian American groups. Emphasizes close readings of primary works, analyzing secondary sources, and analytical writing. May be repeated with different subject matter.

635: Seminar: World Literature
Studies in selected national literature or in topics/periods of world literature. May be repeated with different subject matter.

651: Bibliography & Research
Cornerstone course of MA English: Literature and MA English: English Studies options, covering research and critical writing strategies for masters level and professional work in the field. Enables students to develop a concrete focus for the thesis (Literature and English Studies) or the alternate plan paper (English Studies).

661: Topics in Children's & Young Adult Literature
Topics of interest to the teacher or professional working in the field of children's and young adult literature. May be repeated with different subject matter.

671: Seminar: Literary Theory and Criticism
Advanced study of theories of literature and its production and use.

677: Individual Study
Focused study on a topic not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

688: Portfolio
This course will involve the preparation of a portfolio in consultation with the instructor.

691: Colloquium
Advanced studies in language, literature, film, or theory. Permission required.

694: Alternate Plan Paper
Independent capstone experience, focusing on secondary research sources; paper may have other guidelines specific to the program option.

698: Internship
On-site field experience, the nature of which is determined by the specific needs of the student’s program option.

699: Thesis
Independent capstone experience, guidelines of which are determined by the requirements of a particular program option.

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