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LITR

LITR 100 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

This course is a survey of basic concepts in literature (including basic elements of fiction) as these are integrated in various genres, including the novel, the play, the short story, and the poem. (H)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 110 INTRODUCTION TO FICTION

This course gives students the opportunity to study several works of fiction by major authors. The primary focus is on elements of fiction, literary styles, and recurrent themes. (H)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 120 INTRODUCTION TO FILM

This course surveys the basic concepts, forms, and techniques of the fiction film and presents a brief history of the classic narrative Hollywood film. (H)

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 200 AMERICAN LITERATURE I

This course surveys American literature from the Colonial Period to 1860. The focus is on major authors and historical movements with attention to recurrent themes, literary styles, and philosophic problems. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 215 AMERICAN LITERATURE II

This course surveys American literature from 1860 to the present. As in LITR 200, the focus is on major authors and historical movements with attention to recurrent themes, literary styles, and philosophic problems. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 220 BRITISH LITERATURE I

This course surveys British literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1800. The focus is on major authors and historical movements with attention to recurrent themes, literary styles, and philosophic problems. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 225 BRITISH LITERATURE II

This course surveys British literature from 1800 to the present. As in LITR 220, the focus is on major authors and historical movements with attention to recurrent themes, literary styles, and philosophic problems. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 230 MINORITIES AND WOMEN IN LITERATURE

This course is a study of the literature of and by minorities and women in America. Emphasis is placed on consideration of the literature in its philosophical, social, and political context. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 240 SHAKESPEARE

This course is a study of representative Shakespearean drama, with emphasis on its universality and its reflection of literary tradition. Attention is given to the Elizabethan world view and history as they reflect and reveal the playwright and his text. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 250 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY

This course enhances students' understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of poetry as a literary form. Emphasis is placed on the nature of poetic language, including figurative language, musical devices, rhythm, meter, and form. Students practice close reading techniques on a variety of traditional and contemporary poems. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 260 INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA

This course introduces students to drama from ancient Greece to contemporary America. Students study the basic forms and techniques of the dramatist and consider the influence of drama on the fine arts. (H)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or ENGL 200

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN LITERATURE

This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.

Prerequisites:

1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.

2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

4. No more than 6 credit hours of independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than 15 credit hours in independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of credit hours in independent study that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree depends on the specific bachelor's program.

5. The student and sponsoring faculty member will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.

(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3), (3: 2, 3), or (4: 3, 3) Offered on request

LITR 300 TECHNOLOGY IN LITERATURE

This course examines the relationship between technology and the human condition as portrayed in literature. How do writers and other describers of society view the various technologies that have grown out of the industrial revolution? Does reliance on machinery negate essential human qualities, or does it intensify them? This course attempts to clarify the many questions that stem from this debate and mediate among them.

Prerequisites: ENG 100 or ENGL 200 and a literature class

(3: 3, 0)

LITR 310 GREAT WRITERS - (NAME OF WRITER)

This course examines the great writers in literature. Each section will focus on only one writer and provide a comprehensive survey of the writer's significant texts along with in-depth biographical and contextual information and an overview of important secondary critical material. LITR 310 may be taken more than once for degree credit. (H)

Prerequisites: ENG 100 or ENGL 200 and a literature class

(3: 3, 0)

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