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E120 Introduction to Literature (3)

An introduction to literary forms: short story, novel, poetry, drama. This course intends to foster an appreciation for

the range of literature and to instruct students in close reading and analysis. Provides further instruction in expository

writing through personal response to an analysis of the literature. (May be counted as a literature elective; does not fulfill

the general education Essentials of Literature requirement.)

E211, 212 English Literature I, II (3, 3)

A chronological survey of the development of English literature, with emphasis on the major writers; some attention to

the parallel developments in history, language, religion, and culture. First semester: Anglo-Saxon period through the

Neoclassical period. Second semester: Romantic period through contemporary period. (Non-English majors may fulfill

the general education Essentials of Literature requirement with either E211 or E212.)

E221, 222 World Literature I, II (3, 3)

A chronological and geo-politico-religious survey of the major literary works that contributed to the shaping of world

history. This course examines selected literary works from three major regions from antiquity to the present: the Greco-

Roman world and Europe, the Middle Eastern world and India, and the Far East (China and Japan). First semester:

antiquity to the Renaissance. Second semester: the Renaissance to the present. (Non-English majors may fulfill the

general education Essentials of Literature requirement with either E221 or E222.)

E231, 232 American Literature I, II (3, 3)

A survey of the writings of famous American authors, this course emphasizes those who help students to understand

the American heritage and the influences combining to shape American literature. First semester: 1607-1860, Puritans

through Whitman and Dickinson. Second semester: 1860-1960, Twain through selected contemporary writers. (Non-

English majors may fulfill the general education Essentials of Literature requirement with either E231 or E232.)

E299 Studies in Classic Film (3)

An introduction to film history, technique, and theory, with an emphasis on genre conventions. Students will study

approximately 12 feature-length and several shorter films, with particular attention to how the technical and artistic

elements, such as cinematography, plot, and direction, control meaning and worldview. The focus of the course is on

developing a biblical-critical-analytical approach to film viewing, resulting in discernment of the philosophical

foundations of individual works. (Fulfills non-survey literature elective).

E313 Age of Romanticism (3)

A study of the poetry and prose of the major writers of the English Romantic Movement (1785-1830) with a view to

understand their lives, work, and literary importance. Selected minor writers and one novel are also included.

E314 Victorian Age (3)

A study of major poets and prose writers of England’s Victorian period (1830-1901). Emphasizes those writers whose

work both created and responded to crucial issues during this transitional era. Several minor authors and at least three

Victorian novels are included.

E315 Neoclassicism: Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature (3)

Between the end of the Milton era in the 1660s and the appearance of the Romantic writers in the 1780 s lies a

rich period of literature, philosophy, music, and art. Known by several names—the Age of Reason, the

Neoclassical Era, the Age of Elegance, the Enlightenment—this time period reflects the shift from the biblio-

centric worldview to the philosophical acceptance of the rationalistic worldview. This course seeks to study the

literature of Britain from the time of the Restoration of 1660 through the latter part of the eighteenth century.

Writers included are John Dryden, Aphra Behn, John Bunyan, Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe, Lady Montagu,

Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, and Samuel Johnson.