LIT - Literature

LIT 132 Introduction to Literary Studies

This course is restricted to ENG, English/Communications, Childhood Education, secondary Ed/ENG students in their first or second years.

Course Description: This course prepares students to understand literature and to articulate their understanding in essays supported by carefully analyzed evidence from assigned works. Major genres and the literary terms and conventions associated with each genre will be explored. Students will be introduced to literary criticism drawn from a variety of perspectives.

Course Rotation: Fall.

3 credits

LIT 196H Topic: Literature of the Supernatural

4 credits

LIT 196N Topic: American Detective Fiction for Nactel Program

4 credits

LIT 200C Global Crossings: Challenge & Change in Modern World Literature - Nactel

Course Description: Students in the course will read literature from a range of international traditions and will reach an understanding and appreciation of the texts for the ways that they connect and diverge. The social and historical context of the works will be explored and students will take from the course some understanding of the environments that produced the texts.

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 202 History of Film

Prerequisite: ENG 120

Course Description:The development of the film from the silent era to the present. Emphasis will be placed on American film with consideration of other national cinemas, e.g., English, Italian, French, Soviet, and Japanese.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA; PLV-Spring odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 203 The Art of Film

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. This course is identical to FSS 203 and satisfies a foundational requirement in the Film and Screen Studies major and minor.

Course Description: An introduction to cinema study through the viewing and analysis of a variety of films with emphasis on film technique (editing, camera work, composition), directorial style, genre.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years; PLV: Fall-Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 211 Literature I

3 credits

LIT 211B Myth Magic and Legend in Early British Literature

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: Early British Lit, 1400-1660, with Contemporary Parallels. In this course, we will study major literary works of early British literature such as The Merry Geste of Robyn Hood (anonymous), Piers Plowman (Langland), Utopia (More), As You Like It (Shakespeare), and poems by Andrew Marvell. In addition to studying the historical contexts of the works and their artistic meanings, we will focus on finding cultural parallels between social issues of the early literature and similar issues in contemporary America. This is a writing-enhanced course.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211C Early World Literature: The Search for Truth and Meaning

Course Description: A comprehensive and comparative study of reading in a variety of Eastern and Western cultures beginning with classical Greece and Rome.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211D The Individual and Society

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course explores a selection of literary works representing a variety of historical periods and cultural traditions relating to the theme of the individual and society.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211E American Literature I

Course Description:Studies the origins of American Literature beginning with the indigenous peoples and conquistadors who made first contact, and continuing up until the Civil War. Touches on Colonial and Puritanical writings from key figures such as Anne Bradford and Cotton Mather, moving on to the Revolutionary War writings of founding members such as Jefferson, Franklin, and John Jay. Literary movements to be examined include Transcendentalism (Emerson, Fuller, and Thoreau) and the American Renaissance (Hawthorne, Poe, Alcott, and Melville). Debates on feminism and slavery will also be explored.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211F Worlds In Literature: The Asian Diaspora

Course Description: Diaspora has come to refer to mass dispersions of people with common roots. This course examines the Asian diaspora through readings of contemporary literature. In the course, we discover and define a growing body of contemporary writing, which includes immigrant/migrant histories, memories of exile and refuge, as well as the fiction of imagined homelands. We will study books against their historic, political, economic, geographic, and social backdrops, with a focus on gender, class, and national origins. Authors to be studied Maxine Hong Kingston, Ha Jin, Jumpha Lahiri, Kazim Ali, Haruki Murakami, Craig Santos Perez, Chang-Rae Lee, Nam Le, Lan Cao, and Amy Tan.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211H Introduction to Shakespeare

Course Description: This course will explore 2 Shakespeare plays - Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice --in the context of their historical moments. The course will employ the "Reading to the Past" pedagogy developed at Barnard College to engage students in complex games, set in the past, to explore the ideas and desires of Shakespeare, his patrons, this theater troop and his audiences.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211I British Literature I

Course Description: This course surveys British literature during the period 1400 to 1660. Possible works and authors could include the following: Beowulf, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, More's Utopia, plays by Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Jonson, and poetry by Donne, Marvel, and Milton. This is a writing­ enhanced course.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211J American Voices

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

This course may be taken for English major elective credit with the instructor's approval.

Course Description: A study of American ethnic literature from the Latino community: these ethnic Americans write about their personal journeys in trying to fit into the U.S., as immigrants. The course will explore and introduce immigration studies in order to better comprehend the novel, short story or poem written by authors who have encountered different issues on their way to becoming Americans. The universal appeal of ethnic literature is coupled with many kinds of migratory issues.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211L Sex, Gender, and Love in Early World Literatures

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course will explore attitudes to sexuality, gender roles, and various interpretations of the meaning of love as they are reflected in a variety works from early world cultures, including the Africa, the Middle East, South and East Asia, South America, and the West. Students will observe and analyze how different geographies, histories, and traditions might affect attitudes toward sex, gender, and love.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211M Passion and Power in Early British Literature

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: Great works about love, passion and desire were written in England in the 16th and 17th centuries. At the same time forces such as ambition, the will to control, and the urge to power were central literary concerns. As readers we recognize many of these driving forces in ourselves and those around us today. In this course we will examine the way selected works by Sydney, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton and capture and clarify our own experiences, presenting to us both frightening and amazing possibilities in human nature.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 211P Literature of African Peoples I

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course surveys short stories and poems by writers of African descent.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test:English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211S Masterpieces of World Literature:Selected Classics

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: course will study texts from ancient world (e.g. Greece, Rome) but also texts written 1,000 years later from Japan, China, and India. Study will focus on current relevance and application to problems in our society.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 211T Tragic and Comic Vision

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course explores the tragic and comic vision of the human condition in literary works.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211U American Voices: Latino Literature in the United States

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC). Fulfills 3 credits Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group C

Course Description: This course explores Latino literature written by such authors as Sandra Cisneros, Julia Alvarez, Tomas Rivera, Richard Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Villareal.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 211V The Literature of War and Peace

Course Description: "On these battlefields," F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "my lovely, safe world blew itself up." In this course we will explore works of literature and film about World War I (1914-1918), known at the time as "The Great War," as well as works that portray the return to peace and the turn to materialism in the 1920s. Among the works we will study are The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, and The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; poetry by Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Own; the play Journey's end by R.C. Sheriff; and the films Paths of Glory by Stanley Kubrick and Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211W Women in Literature I

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course surveys literature by and about women before 1900.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 211Y Travel Course: Greece A Modern Odyssey

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: Greece: A Modern Odyssey integrates the study of mythology, literature, architecture, archeology, philosophy , history, sports and geography in an attempt to recreate the lifestyle of the Classical Greeks. The seminar students cruise the greek islands and experience the same ambiance that Plato and Aristotle described and are taught how to implement the ancient values and activities into their lives.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 211Z World Mythologies

Course Description: Those Western and Eastern mythologies that have had the greatest impact on the Western tradition will be studied in this course. Greek and Norse mythology in Europe and Hebrew, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian mythology in the ancient Near East will be discussed with the goal of learning how myth functions in societies and cultures.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 212 Topics in Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120. Fulfills 3 credits in Areas of Knowledge 2, 3, or 4 depending upon theme. Writing Enhanced Course.

Course Description: Analysis and discussion of selected literary works, with some critical writing. This course fulfills core requirements and accomplishes various objectives, including the development of critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; appreciation of the artistic and cultural heritage of people throughout the world; and awareness of fundamental issues facing human societies. May be taken twice for credit with different thematic focuses.

3 credits

LIT 212A The New American Dream: Literature and Cultural Division

Seminar: Various topics. (WEC).

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212B British Literature II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. Writing Enhanced Course.

Course Description: This course surveys British literature written after 1900 by various authors.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212C World Literature II

Course Description: Study of key writers from the 17th and 20th centuries. Authors to be studied may include Moliere, Mon’zaemon, Rousseau, Equiano, Voltaire, Blake, Goethe, Kafka, Jacobs, Tagore, Borges, Mahfouz, Achebe, and Brecht.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212E American Literature II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course explores such themes and subjects as race, gender, class, ethnicity, identity, family relationships, and the individual vs. the community in selected works of American Literature from the mid 1800s through the late 20th century through analysis, discussion, and critical writing.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212F Global Crossings: Challenge and Change in Modern World Literature

New Core: /strong> Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).
Course Description: How individuals face change in their societies is dependent upon both the individual personality and the values and tensions of his and her society. This course will cover literature from a range of traditions, principally non-Western (India, Nigeria, Senegal, Japan), but with a sampling of European and North American works. The course will focus on how societies and individuals confront change, sometimes adapting, sometimes resisting, and how they face cultural challenges that come from inside their culture or from the outside, as cultures collide.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 212G Topic: Immigrants and Exiles: The Literature of the Irish in America

Course Description: This course will examine the experience of Irish Americans through literature in a variety of genres. Texts by authors such as Eugene O'Neil, James Farrell, Brian Friel, Frank McCourt, William Kennedy, Alice McDermott, Frank O'Connor and others will be studied.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 212H Literature of Crime and Criminality

May be taken for English elective credit with the Instructor's approval. New Core: Fulfills 3 Credits in Area of Knowledge II or IV. (WEC)

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 212J The Native American Experience

This course may be taken as part of Women's and Gender Studies Major or Minor.

Course Description: This course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the Native American experience today and in the past. We will pay particular attention to literature written by contemporary American Indian women and to issues of culture, gender and identity as they surface in the poetry, fiction, autobiography we read. From creation stories, to the book acclaimed as the first Native American novel (Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko), to the controversial essays of Lakota scholar Vine Deloria, and spoken word of John Trudell, students will explore the meaning and significance of community, ceremony, healing and storytelling. Other authors include Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne/Muscogee), Wilma Mankiller (Cherokee), and Linda Hogan (Choctaw).

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212K Studies in the Short Story

Course Description: In Studies in the Short Story students will study many exceptional masterpieces of the short story genre from a variety of cultures and nations and historical periods. Through reading, discussion, group work, presentations, and written analyses, students will hone their abilities to think and write critically and comprehend issues from a variety of perspectives.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212P Literature of African Peoples II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course surveys short stories and poems written by authors of African descent after 1900.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212R Romanticism and the Modern World

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course explores the development of romanticism as a literary and cultural phenomenon.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 212V Love and Romanticism in 19th Century English Literature

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC). Prereq is ENG 120. Satisfies 3 credits in AOK II and IV; writing-enhanced.

Course Description: In this course we will read Jane Austen's famous novel Pride & Prejudice, the story of the courtship of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, and we will watch clips from the A&E miniseries based on the book. We will also study poetry of the Romantic era by writers such as William Wordsworth and William Blake.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 212W Women in Literature II

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV. (WEC).

Course Description: This course surveys literature by and about women written after 1900.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 212Y American Women Writers

This course may be taken for WS elective credit.

Course Description: This course will focus on American women writing from the late 19th century to the present. These writers, who come from a variety of social, ethnic, and racial backgrounds, might include the following: Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Carson McCullers, Louise Erdrich, Grace Paley, Gish Jen, Bharati Mukherji, and Nicholasa Mohr.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 230 Greek and Roman Literature in Translation

Course Description: A comprehensive study of Classical writers of Greek Archaic period to the Roman Silver age, including Sophocles, Aristophanes, Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Menander, Xenophon, Plautus, Catullus, Horace, and Virgil.

3 credits

LIT 238 Children's Literature

Prerequisite:ENG 120. ENG/COM Major Elective.

Course Description:This class gives students an understanding of the history of children's literature and of some of its major genres, including picture books, animal fables, fairy tales, fantasies, and poetry. We will consider what texts from different periods teach children both explicityand implicity - for example about how to behave, about gender roles, and about the dangers of the world. Some of the longer works to be covered include Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wind in the Willows.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 280 Shakespeare Goes to the Movies

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120. 3 credits.

Course Description: This course looks at the way 20th and 21st century filmmakers from different countries has interpreted Shakespeare's plays. Students will read assigned texts and watch a wide range of film adaptations and interpretations of Shakespeare's ideas and plots.

Course Rotation: PLV: Summer

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 292J Seminar: Money and Power in the Renaissance

Course Description:With the rise of trade routes and venture capital, wealth was open to ambitious individuals such as the "Merchant-Princes" of Italy. Power became consolidated in nations and family dynasties rather than in the regional land lords of the medieval period. This course will study several works of literature that explore the inner workings of money and power in the period 1500-1600, including Machiavelli's The Prince, Castiglione's The Courtier, Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, and Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

3 credits

LIT 296A Topic: Literature and Culture of Contemporary India

Course Description: Students in this course will explore the culture of India, a nation playing a central role in globalization. While focus of the course will be literature, students will begin by learning about formative events in modern Indian history and go on to explore Indian film culture (Hooray for Bollywood!), religions of India (including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and others), the development and role of Indian diasporic culture, and current social practices and issues regarding gender and class. The debate on IWE (Indian Writing in English) - e.g., what makes a work "Indian" -- will be central to discussions in the course. Texts will include writing in English (Midnights Children, Malgudi Days, The God of Small Things, etc.), translations from India's many languages, films, and essays. This class will be of special interest to students curious about post-colonial literature, concerned with social issues and globalization.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 or ENG 120

LIT 296B Topic: Great Britain: Literature, Art, and Culture

Course Description: Great Britain is a county with a rich literary and artistic history. In this course, we will study how the country's arts - literature, painting, architecture, landscape architecture, and music - were shaped by and, in turn, reflected the country's history and culture. Using the arts as a mirror, we will see how the eighteenth-century Industrial Revolution changed Great Britain from a rural, agricultural society to an increasingly urban, wealthy, socially mobile, technological one. We will watch the rise and fall of the global British Empire. Changing gender roles will be examined, along with the many other social changes that occurred as Great Britain transformed itself into a modern society. Writers to be studied include Wordsworth, Blake, Austen, Tennyson, Kipling, Wilde, and Woolf.

3 credits

LIT 297A Topic: Storytelling: Creativity and Community

Course Description: This course will focus on the literary genre known as "storytelling" and look at the ways the movement known as Photo Voice has created a kind of visual storytelling for disenfranchised communities. In addition to online class discussion and analysis of selected texts, Pace university students engage in the art of mentoring children at the Pleasantville Cottage School, helping these children to create verbal and visual stories of their own lives.

Course Rotation: Spring, even years.

4 credits

LIT 301 Young Adult Literature

Formerly LIT 396L. Prerequisite: LIT 212 or permission of department.

Course Description: This course covers American literature written about and marketed to young adults (6th-12th grades). The writers to be studied may include the following: J.D. Salinger, Harper Lee, Mildred Taylor, S.E. Hinton, Paul Zindel, Robert Cormier, Walter Dean Myers, Jerry Spinelli, Katherine Paterson, Sarah Dessen, and Laurie Halse Anderson.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 or ENG 102

LIT 302 Contemporary British Literature and Culture

Course Description: A study of major British prose writers chosen to illustrate important phases of life and letters from 1900 to present with emphasis on the authors' ideas in relationship to their culture, and their forms of expressions.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 303 Introduction to Cultural Studies

Course Description: This course introduces Cultural Studies as it is practiced in the U. S. and elsewhere. In addition to examining literature and popular culture, this course will explore cultural theory and criticism.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 304 Postcolonial Literature

Course Description: This course examines the literatures that have emerged following decolonization in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The course will also consider more popular forms and introduce postcolonial theory and criticism.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, even years; PLV: Fall, even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 307 Contemporary American Poetry

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 212 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 308 Women and African Literature

3 credits

LIT 310 Children's Literature

ENG/COM Major Elective.

Course Description: This class gives students an understanding of the history of children's literature and of some of its major genres, including picture books, fairy tales, fantasies, realistic fiction, and verse. Students will closely read a variety of key texts and will articulate their understanding of what they read in essays supported by carefully analyzed evidence from the primary sources. Throughout the term we will consider what texts from different periods say about the particular era's views of children. Among the classic texts to be studied are Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wind in the Willows, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Anne of Green Gables.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall.

4 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 313A Studies in the Novel: Twenty First Century

Studies of the novels reflecting the historical and cultural forces that shaped these texts and their authors. This course may focus on English, American, World, or comparative literatures. This course may be taken for credit more than once in versions A through C, focusing on different centuries or themes, such as the development of the novel and Realism, or the contemporary novel.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 315 The 20th Century Novel

Course Description: Topics in literature reflecting the dominant influences of 20th century life and culture. Instructors may offer this course focusing on American, British, World, or comparative literatures. The course may be organized around a specific theme, movement, or genre, and may be taken for credit more than once. Topics may include existentialism, postmodern literature, and diasporic literatures.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 315A Topic: Twentieth Century Literature: Post-Modern Literature

Course Description: "Topics in literature reflecting the dominant influences of twentieth-century life and culture. Instructors may offer this course focusing on American, British, World, or comparative literatures. The course may be organized around a specific theme, movement, or genre, and may be taken for credit more than once. Topics may include existentialism, postmodern literature, and diasporic literatures."

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 315B Twentieth Century Literature: Labyrinths in Literature and Film

Course Description: Labyrinths can be found all over the planet in a variety of forms: in nature (the inner ear, the brain, spiders’ webs, shells, snails, ammonite fossils, etc.), as buildings and cities, as sewers and subways, as visual representations, in mythology and literature, as architecture, as spiritual centers of cathedrals, in dances, in mandalas, in children’s games, in puzzles, in films and video games. Even the "World Wide Web" with its various links can be seen as a form of labyrinth. This course focuses on exploring why the symbol of the labyrinth is among the most fascinating, perplexing, and enduring as we read 20th-21st-century fiction and see films that draw on theme of the labyrinth as it has appeared in the mythology, art, literature, and popular culture of societies from around the globe. As we read surrealist, magic realist, and postmodern fiction by such authors as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, André Gide, Gabriel García Márquez, and Jennifer Egan and see several labyrinthine films, we’ll consider how each medium views and employs the symbol of the labyrinth or maze.

3 credits

LIT 318 The Short Novel

Course Description:The short novel, or novella, employs a smaller canvas than the full-length novel to explore broad philosophical ideas, dramatic events, and curious characters. An ideal form for exploring an idea in depth, we will study the preoccupations of Henry James, Edith Wharton, James Joyce and others through their novellas. The art of concision and narrative intensity in the late 19th century and early 20th century short novel offers a unique lens into the craft of fiction.

3 credits

LIT 319 Introduction to Literary Studies for Majors

Course Description: A methodologies course for majors to be taken as soon after completing sophomore literature requirement as possible. The course will be conducted as a seminar with emphasis on discussion and sharing of written work, as well as group projects. Recommended particularly for majors who plan on becoming teachers or attending graduate school.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 320 American Literature I

Prerequisite:ENG 120.

Course Description: This course considers major developments in American literature from the beginnings to the end of the 19th century. Authors may include Hawthorne, Melville, Jacobs, Dickinson, Twain, Dreiser, and Chopin.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 321 Masters of American Literature II

Course Description: This course considers selected authors in American literature from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Authors may include Eliot, Anderson, Stein, Hemingway, Wright, Faulkner, Kingston, and Morrison.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 326 African American Literature

Prerequisite:ENG 120.

Course Description: Study in African-American thought and literature, focusing on specific time periods, topics, or themes. Authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Du Bois, Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, Brooks, Ellison, Walker, Wideman, and Kincaid.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 329 Literary Theory and Criticism

An introduction to contemporary theories as well as other selected approaches to literary criticism. Topics may include deconstruction, feminism, Marxism, psychoanalytic theory, reader response, new historicism, and cultural studies.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 330 Greek and Roman Literature in Translation

Prequisite: ENG 120 or Eng 102.

Course Description: Study of selected literary works from Greek and Roman literature.

Course Rotation: PLV-TBA

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for LIT 330 ( Course : LIT 211A to 211Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) and (Course : LIT 212A to 212Z. Minimum Grade of D. )

LIT 331 Modern European Drama

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Min Grade D and LIT 212 Min Grade D

LIT 338 Theories of Translation

Students taking course for the Translation Studies Minor must have 6 credits of intermediate foreign language level (or the equivalent approved by the instructor).

Course Description: A study of the history and various theories of translation, focusing largely but not solely on literary translation.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 342 Studies in American Literature

Course Description: Topics in American literature and culture, which may range from the beginnings to the present. This course may be taken for credit more than once, focusing on different centuries or themes, such as the American gothic or constructions of race in American literature.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 342A American Literature Seminar: The American Dream

Topics in American literature and culture, which may range from the beginnings to the present. This course may be taken for credit more than once in versions A through C, focusing on different centuuries or themes, such as the American gothic or constructions of race in American literature.

3 credits

LIT 342C Topics: Studies in Amer Lit: August Wilson

Course Description: This course will provide an intensive study of major American dramatist August Wilson and his plays, situating them within the larger contexts of history, race, culture, gender, and theater.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 342H Studies in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance

Course Description: This course surveys African American authors whose writings published during the 1920's continue to hold relevance in the contemporary world. The PBS broadcast, A Walk Through Harlem cites James Weldon Johnson’s Black Manhattan as a major source for the documentary. W.E.B. DuBois warned about the levees of New Orleans more than fifty years ago. Langston Hughes’ reputation is international. We have just seen a screen adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Sterling a. Brown, Claude McKay, Dorothy West, James Vanderzee, Carter G. Woodson, Paul Robeson, Alaine Locke and many other writers and poets, visual artists and educators bring us a vital literature that is both local, Harlem based, and international since many of the authors traveled the world This course highlights the beauty and acknowledges the terror of the period in American history when Harlem was "in vogue".

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 342L Studies in American Literature: Toni Morrison

Course Description: Topics in American literature and culture, which may range from the beginnings to the present.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 343 Contemporary American Literature

Course Description: Study of American writers, chosen to illustrate important phases of life and letters, as well as artistic, cultural, and historical forces, from 1945 to the present. Authors may include Okada, Roth, Doctorow, Lorde, Silko, and Cisneros.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 343A Contemporary American Literature

Prerequisite: Open only to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Janet Kirtman at JKirtman@pace.edu for further registration information.

4 credits

LIT 345 Literatures of Diversity

Course Description: A study of important works of authors with diverse class, racial, ethnic, and sexual identities.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 347 American Short Fiction

Course Description: A survey of American fiction which includes short stories and novellas.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 347A American Short Fiction

Prerequisite: ENG 120.

Course Description: A survey of American fiction which includes short stories and novellas.

Course Rotation: PLV: Summer

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 .Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 348 Literature and Film

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 120 or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: A study of the relationships between literature and film. Through an analysis of significant films, prose, fiction, and plays, the course will examine film adaptations of literary works and/or the characteristic structures of literary and cinematic forms.

Course Rotation: Spring - Odd years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 348B Literature and Film: Ambiguous Discourse in Film and Literature

3 credits

LIT 348C Literature and Film: Screen Adaptations of African American Literature

Course Description This course will examine African American literature that has been adapted to film or video. Selected novels, short stories and plays will be analyzed in relation to screen versions of the same works, focusing on the additions, deletions, and other changes made by the filmmakers in adapting the source material for the screen.

3 credits

LIT 349 American Drama

Study of major playwrights and dramatic forms and their social and artistic influences. This course may focus on American, English, World, or comparative literatures. The course may be organized around a particular time period, literary movement, or theme, such as Greek theater, Jacobean drama, the Theater of the Absurd, or contemporary American theater.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 349A African American Drama

Course Description: This course will focus on the study of selected plays by major African American dramatists from the early 20th century to the present and explore themes and developments in African American theatre related to issues of culture, performance, politics, race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Some playwrights whose works will be examined include Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, and Charles Fuller.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 350 Comparative Medieval Literature

Course Description: A study of major Old and Middle English texts in the context of continental drama, romance, epic, lyric, and narrative poetry. This course will be offered in A and B forms focusing on different time periods, themes, or bodies of work, both of which may be taken for credit.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 351 Early Modern Literature

A comprehensive study of selected readings in the prose and poetry of the early 16th century and the Elizabethans.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 351A Early Modern Literature: Early Modern Women's Writing

Course Description: This course explores literature by women of the sixteenth and seventeenth century.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 352 Seventeenth Century Literature

A study of English literature from Donne to Dryden.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 353 Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose

Major period or major elective course.

Course Description: Study of English literature of the 18th century, with reference to the historical and cultural environment. Authors may include Swift, Pope, Dryden, Ann Radcliffe, and Aphra Behn.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 355 Victorian Literature

Course Description: A study of the literature of the Victorian period (1832-1900) with referene to the historical and cultural background. Authors may include Dfickens, the Brontes, George Eliot, and Wilde. While the focus will be on English literature, instructors may offer a comparative approach with American authors of this time period.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 356 American Detective Fiction

Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 102.

Course Description: This course studies the growth of American crime fiction with particular attention to the figure of the detective as a focus of social values and to the cultural contexts in which this genre has developed. Students will become familiar with the foundational work of Poe and the further development of the genre in authors such as Hammett, Fisher, Chandler and others.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA

4 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 357 Literature of the Supernatural

Course Description: This course will trace the development of the supernatural as a literary device and a vehicles for social concerns from the 18th century to the present in a variety of works, including novels and short stories, non-fiction and films.

Course Rotation: PLV: Summer; Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 360 Shakespeare on Film

Course Description: A critical study of filmed versions of Shakespeare's plays alongside the original texts.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 361 Chaucer

Course Description: Study of the poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer, primarily in the original Middle English. Includes The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde and selected minor poems.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 362 Shakespeare

Course Description: Study of Shakespeare as poet and playwright. This course uses performance-based activities to explore the plays in the terms of their original context and their possibilities for modern audiences.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 362 Shakespeare

3 credits

LIT 363 Shakespeare: Before 1600

Course Description: Study of Shakespeare as poet and playwright. This course will be offered in A and B forms, both of which may be taken for credit.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 364 Shakespeare II

Course Description: Study of Shakespeare as poet and playwright in the plays written after 1600, with emphasis upon the great tragedies.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 366 Milton

Course Description: A comprehensive study of Milton's major works in prose and poetry, with emphasis on his artistic and intellectual development.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 212 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 369

3 credits

LIT 369A Great Authors: Emily Dickinson

3 credits

LIT 369D Great Authors: Joyce Carol Oates

3 credits

LIT 369F Great Authors: Bronte Sisters

In this course we will explore the lives and works of the Bronte sisters in the context of their era. We will read Jane Eyre and Villette (Charlotte); Wuthering Heights (Emily); and Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne).

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Minimum Grade of D or LIT 212 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 369R Great Authors: Jane Austen

3 credits

LIT 373 Masters of Modern English Fiction

Course Description: In this course, we will read short stories and novels by authors whose works reflect the great changes that occurred in British literature and culture from 1890, through the outbreak of World War I in 1914, to the end of the 1920s. Authors to be studied: Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf.

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Minimum Grade of D and LIT 212 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 374 Studies in Poetry: Modern Poetry

Revised Course Description: Where does "modern poetry" begin? What makes it "modern"? What forms does it take? This course begins with an examination of some of the major forerunners of "modern poetry" from an international perspective—the French poets Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Paul Valéry-- and continues by examining some of the major modern poets whose work we will read in translation, including Pablo Neruda (Chile), Rainer Maria Rilke (Czechoslovakia), Gabriel García Lorca (Spain), André Breton (France), Paul Éluard (France), César Vallejo (Peru), Anna Akhmatova (Russia), Marina Tsetayeva (Russia), and C.P. Cavafy (Greece). Students will also achieve an understanding of theories and problems of translation.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 374A Studies in Poetry - A

Course Description: Study of major poets and poetic forms and their social and artistic influences. Focusing on American, English, World, or comparative literatures, this course may be organized around a particular time period, literary movement, or theme, such as the metaphysical poets, modernism, or contemporary American poetry. This course will be offered in A and B forms, both of which may be taken for credit.

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 379 Feminist Issues in Literature

Course Description: Each time that the course is offered it will focus on a different topic such as Women, Culture and Fiction; Major Women Poets; Literature of American Ethnic Women; Feminist Theories and Criticism; Gender and Genre; etc. The course may be taken more than once.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 382 Literary Criticism

Course Description: Introduction to specialized study in selected areas of literature and the application of contemporary critical theory. Open to upper-division majors from any discipline.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 384 Images of Women in Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 120 or ENG 102.

Course Description: A study of portraits of women in literature created by male and female writers of the late 19th and 20th centuries: James, Wharton, Hemingway, Porter, Doctorow, and others.

Course Rotation: PLV: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Min Grade D and LIT 212 Min Grade D

LIT 386 Seminar in Film: Alfred Hitchcock and Others

Selected topics ,focusing on a particular genre, theme, director, among others, will be studied intensively. Emphasis will be placed on independent research under the guidance of the instructor. This course may be taken for credit more than once.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 387 Open Seminar

Selected topics ,focusing on a particular genre, theme, director, among others, will be studied intensively. Emphasis will be placed on independent research under the guidance of the instructor. This course may be taken for credit more than once.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-Requisite of ENG 120 ( Course : ENG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120A to 120Z. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 120AA to 120ZZ. Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGA 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGB 120D . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGC 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGD 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGE 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGF 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGG 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGH 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGM 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGN 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGO 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGP 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGQ 120C . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGR 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENGS 120 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : ENG 102 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or (Course : INT 197T . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: English Placement 120 to 999) or ( Test: English Placement 201 to 999)

LIT 387B Open Seminar: Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury

Course Description: This course will look at the fiction, criticism, visual art, philosophy, and lives of the Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of intellectuals whose work helped shape modern sensibilities in the first few decades of the twentieth century. In addition to Woolf, the Group included economist John Maynard, novelist E. M. Forster, art critic Roger Fry, and biographer Lytton Strachey.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 387C Open Seminar: Shakespeare and Literary Theory

Course Description: In this course, students will close-read three Shakespeare plays and film productions thereof, examining them through the lens of contemporary literary theory, which includes new historicism, cultural materialism, postcolonial critcism, feminism, performance criticism, reader-response criticism and post-structuralism. In addition to studying plays, students will read a range of essays written by theorists in the above fields. Students can expect to write and edit at least four essays in which they adopt and apply literary theory to the Shakespeare playtexts.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 387D Open Seminar: Literature, Technology, and Culture

Course Description: This course examines the complex relationship between literature, technology, and culture. In addition to addressing the ways in which technological change affects the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural materials, including literacy texts, we will consider how cultural norms affect technological development. Although the course’s primary focus will be contemporary, we will consider early periods as well, considering, for example, how the advent of movable type and the printing contributed to the development of the novel and how film, radio, and television impacted existing genres. The course has both in-class and online components. In addition, to attending weekly class meetings, students are required to complete regular Blackboard assignments and utilize other electronic resources.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 387E Open Seminar: Comparative Literature

Course Description:

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

LIT 395 Independent Study in Literature

Prerequisite: Junior standing and a minimum CQPA of 3.00.

Course Description: With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department Chairperson, and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

Course Rotation: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

1 - 6 credits

LIT 395A Independent Study in Literature (A)

1 - 6 credits

LIT 396 Topics in Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 120.

Course Description: Study in selected areas of literature, varied according to student need and interest.

Course Rotation: NYC, PLV: TBA

3 credits

Prerequisites

LIT 211 Minimum Grade of D and LIT 212 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 396F Topics in Literature: The Female Gothic

May be taken for Women's Studies Credit.

Course Description: In this course we will explore the lives and works of the Bronte sisters in the context of their era. We will read Jane Eyre and Villette (Charlotte); Wuthering Heights (Emily); and Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (Anne).

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 or ENG 120

LIT 396H Literature of the Supernatural

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396K Postcolonial Literature

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396M Seminar on Film: African-American Literature and Film

Course Descrption: This course will explore works of African-American literature and works about African Americans that have been made into film, including works by Alice Walker, Lorraine Hansberry, August Wilson and Walter Mosely. The course will consider representations of African Americans in literature and film, the generic differences between these two mediums and issues of race and prejudice in America.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min GradeD or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396N Literature and Culture: The Causes and Functions of Humor

Course Description: This course will examine the way humor works in literature and popular culture. We will begin by defining terms such as comedy (and tragedy), humor, and funny, exploring how these terms have been used in cultural history. We will then move into a more semiotic approach to what makes things funny (or not) and the way humor functions emotionally and intellectually. This course serves as a more specialized complement to LIT 303.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396P Topic: Drama for Actors

Course Description: This course approaches a number of classic and contemporary dramatic works using the techniques and strategies employed by directors and actors when they prepare to put on a production of a play. Using one-act plays and/or scenes from full-length plays, the course will explore the role of preparation, character development, and improvisation as ways to move the dramatic work from the page to performace. The course will include an end of term performance of selected scenes. This course is taught by actor, director and producer, Denise Bessette, of the Hudson Stage Company, a professional non-profit theatre in Westchester County.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D or ENG 102 Min Grade D

LIT 396Q Topics in Literature: Postmodern Fiction

Course Description: Postmodernism, as a genre, explores pop culture, multiculturism, mass media, and other aspects of contemporary and mass culture. This course will look at specific contemporary novels, short stories, films and other texts that analyze and question the role and influence of mass and pop culture on contemporary life. Possible authors include Irvine Welsh, Martin Amis, Don Delillo, and Alex Garland. Possible films include Fight Club, Rent, Romeo and Juliet, and the Beach.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Min Grade D or ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396S Topic: Oral Literature and History

Prerequisite: ENG 120 and Junior or Senior standing (minimum 64 credits).

Course Description: This service learning course will focus on the traditions of oral literature and oral history, including storytelling, folktales, and oral memoir. In addition to online class discussion and analysis of selected texts, students will serve elderly residents of nursing homes or lower-income housing by visiting them on a regular basis to record their memories and stories. Working with the professor, students will develop their own project by contacting local advocates for the elderly, finding a person to interview and scheduling visits. These visits will help students gain ahnds-on experience in oral lilterature and history, while offering the elderly interviewee companionship and the opportunity to speak about his or her life to the larger world (through the Web archive we will create). The interview tapes will be transcribed to create an electronic archive of oral literature and history, which will be published on the Dyson college webpage, creating a resource for students, the elderly participants and anyone interested in oral history.

4 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120

LIT 396T Modern British and American Poetry

Course Description: A study of the most representative and influential British and American poets from 1900 to the present.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 396U Topic: Postcolonial Literature: The Caribbean

Course Description:The term "postcolonial" literally refers to a period "after colonization," yet postcolonial literature explores not only the colonial past but its continuing legacy. We will therefore examine the relationship between the "post" and "the colonial" in our reading of literature by Caribbean authors. For 500 years, the Caribbean has been the site of cultural and historical connections to Europe, Africa, Asia, and various areas in the Americas. By approaching a regional literature through its global context, we will also discuss the ways in which the current phenomenon of globalization is informed by the post/colonial histories we have covered during the semester.

3 credits

LIT 396V Topics in Literature: The Brontes

Course Description: This course will be concerned with the novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte, including Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. This is a course on major nineteenth-century women novelists.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 482 Seminar

Prerequisite: Major Elective as an English and Communications or English Major.

Course Description: The famous sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte all wrote their books under the watchful eye of their minister father in northern England during the middle of the conservative Victorian era. Yet the Bronte sisters' books are anything but conservative. Indeed, their readers were repeatedly shocked by the intensity of the Brontes' stories. We will read Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and The Teneant of Wildfell Hall, works that feature passionate, often illicit, relationships. We will also watch film versions of some of the Brontes' books, and we will study the lives and era of these unusual women writers who were so ahead of their time.

Course Rotation: PLV: TBA.

3 credits

LIT 482E Seminar: The Fairy Tale

Junior or Senor Standing & permission of the instructor required.

Course Description: Fairy tales and folk tales charm us with their depictions of princes and princesses, fairy godmothers, enchantments, wishes granted, true love found, and the promise of living happily ever after. But these stories also have a dark side that has been censored in modern times. Familiar tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Hansel and Gretel" originally depicted acts of cannibalism, incest, and rape. Even tales that have been sanitized for today’s children contain power struggles, family conflicts, and extreme acts of cruelty. While these stories date back at least a thousand years, they remain a source of entertainment and truth for adults, as well as children, in books, films, operas, and popular culture. In this class, we will examine many of the classic tales by Straparola and Basile (Italy), Perrault (France), the Grimm Brothers (Germany), Jacobs and Lang (England), and Andersen (Denmark). We will also study modern literary works and films that take these tales as their inspiration. Among the modern writers we will read are Angela Carter, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and Anne Sexton.

3 credits

LIT 482P Seminar: The Plays and Films of Tennessee Williams

Course Description: This seminar will look at the works of playwright and screenwriter Tennessee Williams, whose powerfully emotional and controversial work revelutionized American Theater in the 1940's. We will read plays like A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth and Night of the Iguana and consider Williams' films such as Baby Doll and The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 120 Min Grade D

LIT 482R Seminar: Detectives without Borders

Course Description: Through reading of detective fiction from several parts of the world this course will examine how the genre has been used not simply to narrate criminal investigations, but to ask – and investigate – large questions about life, such as questions about individuality and identity, time and temporality, guilt and innocence, and about what "justice" is. Readings will include short stories, novels, at least one play, and possibly a film or two and will be drawn from the U. S., Latin America, Europe and Asia.

3 credits

LIT 486 Seminar on Film

3 credits

LIT 499 Senior Year Experience:Culture, Creativity, Communication

Prerequisite: Junior Standing or permission of the Department Chair.

Course Description: A course designed to serve as a capstone for majors in the English Department. Emphasis is on analytical reading, advanced writing and research directed toward individual students' career goals or plans for advanced study.

Course Rotation: PLV: Spring.

3 credits

LIT 499A Senior Year Exp: The Outsiders: Writers and Rebellion

Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: This seminar explores literature from around the world in which writers take on important social issues and look critically at their cultures. We will consider the role of the literary artist in shaping and revising the moral values of a culture and analyze the way literature is a necessary force for creating a humane society.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 Minimum Grade of D or ENG 120 Minimum Grade of D

LIT 499B Senior Year Experience: The Dream of a Perfect World: Utopian Literature

Junior or Senior standing as an English or ENG/COM major or permission of instructor.

Course Description: A study of the "best of all possible worlds" as conceived by writers from Plato ("The Republic") and Sir Thomas More ("Utopia") to contemporary environmentalist and feminist visionaries such as Kim Stanley Robinson and Ursula LeGuin.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 or ENG 120

LIT 499C Senior Year Experience: Capstone Seminar

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing in ENG, ECM, TAE or CED, or permission of chair.

Course Description: Literature Between Worlds provides a broad survey of contemporary women's fiction, focusing on 20th and 21st century writers whose writing negotiates cultural spaces "between worlds." These spaces often relate to issues of dislocation, split identity, family disunity, culture shock, language barriers, marginalization, and racial, cultural, and national oppression. The course explores some of the ways in which communication and culture are intertwined and how freedom and belonging are articulated through women's writing.

3 credits

LIT 651Z Adolescent Literature

Prerequisite: ENG 120 and permission of Department Chair.

Course Description: This course introduces students to literature written for adolescents (6th to 12th grades). It includes both classics and contemporary examples. Classics explored may include Little Women, The Adventures of Huck Finn and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. More contemporary texts might include Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, The House on Mango Street, The Summer of My German Soldier, and others.

3 credits

Prerequisites

ENG 102 or ENG 120