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Associate of Arts - Literature Electives

 

 Select One Course from the list below to meet the AA Degree Requirement.

LAL120 * book American Literature Survey to 1870 3-0-3
This course is a study of American literature from the colonial period to the late 19th century, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors.

LAL121: * book American Literature Survey from 1870 to Present 3-0-3
This course is a study of American literature from the late 19th century to the present, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors.

LAL125: * book African-American Literature 3-0-3
This course is a study of African-American literature through the examination of historical implications and genre contributions of major African-American writers. Course emphasizes the reading, interpretation, and criticism of major works.

LAL125H: * book African-American Literature Honors 3-0-3
This course is a study of African-American literature through the examination of historical implications and genre contributions of major African-American writers. Course emphasizes the reading, interpretation, and criticism of major works. This course uses minimal instructor lecture and emphasizes student participation and discussion. Prerequisite: Student must meet the criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

LAL130 * book Literature of the American South 3-0-3
This course will examine the literary expression and cultural identity of the American South. Students will consider how Southern writers approach the topics of race, gender, class, and religion. Also, students will consider the South as both a part of America and a fiercely independent region. The course will trace these issues from the Old South of the 19th century, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Southern Renaissance, to the Modern South of the mid 20th century. (IN)

LAL130H * book Literature of the American South Honors 3-0-3
This course will examine the literary expression and cultural identity of the American South. Students will consider how Southern writers approach the topics of race, gender, class, and religion. Also, students will consider the South as both a part of America and a fiercely independent region. The course will trace these issues from the Old South of the 19th century, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Southern Renaissance, to the Modern South of the mid 20th century. This course will emphasize critical thinking and analysis. Special emphasis will be given to student led discussions and presentations as well as opportunities for students to further explore and examine issues in Southern American Literature. Prerequisites: Student must meet criteria for admission into the Honors Program. (IN)

LAL150: * book English Literature Survey to 1750 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Anglo-Saxon to the Neoclassical period, emphasizing reading, interpretation, and criticism of works by major authors. (FA)

LAL151: * book English Literature Survey from 1750 to Present 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, and Postmodern periods.

LAL151H: * book English Literature Survey from 1750 to Present Honors 3-0-3
This course surveys English literature from the Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, and Postmodern periods. Honors sections of English Literature Survey from 1750 require extensive reading, the writing of literary analyses, and class presentations beyond nonhonors sections of the course. Prerequisite: Student must meet criteria for admission to Honors Program. (IN)

LAL153: * book Introduction to Contemporary Literature 3-0-3
This course focuses on the appreciation of Contemporary literature with particular emphasis on surveying a diverse scope of genres [short stories, poetry, drama]. It focuses on terminology, techniques, and critical interpretation of literature written in the last 30 years.

LAL 210: * book A Survey of Western Literature I 3-0-3
This course is a survey of world literature from Semitic and Greek epics to 18th century literature. (IN)

LAL 211: * book A Survey of Western Literature II 3-0-3
This course surveys the genres and masterworks of world literature from the 18th century to the present. (IN)

LAL 250: * book History and Development of the Short Story 3-0-3
This course introduces the general reader with the literary genre of short stories, tracing the history and development of the short story.

LAL 251: * book Science Fiction 3-0-3
Students explore science fiction and fantasy through study of short stories, novels, and films.

LAL252: * book Children's Literature for the Elementary Teacher
LAL 252 is an introduction to children’s literature, including materials and pedagogical methods for children’s literature. Focus is on a brief historical survey, theories of child development, principal literary genres, evaluation of literature, and educational methodology. Course may be taken for preprofessional education credit.

LAL 275: * book Classical Mythology 3-0-3
The student is introduced to the subject of classical mythology with emphasis placed on its relevance to interpretation of both literature and art.