Literature (LIT)

LIT 1000  Introduction to Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test scores in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing  
General Education Category: Communications Skills Gen Ed, Humanities CORE COURSE  

A critical survey and study of literature focused on close reading, critical analysis, and appreciation of different forms of literature. This course explores the role literature has played in individual lives and society by examining different literary styles and genres. This course is a state-designated core course. Course meets General Education and College Level Communications Skills requirements.

LIT 1000H  Honors Introduction to Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test scores in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing and admission to EFSC Honors program  
General Education Category: Communications Skills Gen Ed, Humanities CORE COURSE  

A critical survey and study of literature focused on close reading, critical analysis, and appreciation of different forms of literature. This course explores the role literature has played in individual lives and society by examining different literary styles and genres. This course is a state-designated core course. Course meets General Education and College Level Communications Skills requirements.

LIT 2090  Contemporary Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  

Study of modern literature as a reflection of the philosophy of modern life and a mirror of the student's world. Familiarization of students with recent trends in contemporary fiction and analysis of selected contemporary works.

LIT 2100  Introduction to World Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  

Students will explore humanity’s search for identity and meaning through a comparative study of world literature.

LIT 2300  Special Themes in Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test score in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing  

Intensive readings in a particular concept or topic of popular literary appeal. Examples may include mystery fiction, black writers, Latin American fiction. Please check with the instructor for specific content for a particular semester.

LIT 2300H  Honors - Special Themes in Literature  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Appropriate test scores in reading and writing or exemption from placement testing and admission to the EFSC Honors Program  

Students will be introduced to the normal, non-honors content but will gain a heightened understanding of that content through participation in extra learning experiences, including in-depth readings and comprehensive exploration of a particular topic, theme, or concept in literature. Examples might be Victorian Literature, Women's Literature, or Ethnic Literature. Some sections may include a travel experience (at the student's expense). See the instructor or Honors Program Director for specific content for a particular semester.

LIT 2352  Ethnic Literature in the U.S.  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: ENC 1101 with a grade of "C" or higher  

This course offers an exploration of ethnic literature including, but not limited to, American, Asian American, Latino/a American, Native American, African American, and Euro-American. Possible themes may include race, social class, gender, and identity.

LIT 2948  Service-Learning Field Studies 1  
Credit Hours:   1  

This course gives the student the opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.