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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 twelve 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 1780s 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.

E322 Children’s Literature (3)

A survey of the various types of literature for children. Requires extensive reading and evaluation of children’s books. (May

be counted as a literature elective by English majors only when they intend to pursue a Multiple Subject Teaching


E332 Advanced Composition (3)

An advanced writing course emphasizing theory and praxis of composition. Special attention given to the five canons of

Classical Rhetoric (i.e. invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery) to develop conceptual depth in content and to

broaden and refine stylistic and organizational repertoire in expression. Involves extensive practice in writing (rewriting) and

oral presentation of the work. (May not be counted to fulfill the general education literature elective.)