100 - 199
BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
3, 3/0; WCIF
Works selected from Biblical literature and from Latin and Greek literature before Constantine.
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
Major European writers before 1600.
INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
3, 3/0; HUIF
Verbal and formal techniques of English and American poetry. Prosody, verse forms, conventions, genres, diction, and imagery. Social and historical contexts. Representative authors and periods.
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND FILM
An analysis of filmic treatments of literary texts. Film as the creative and critical interpretation of fiction or drama; how such films respond to aesthetic, cultural, technological, political, and ideological influences, both in the source text and in the contemporary moment.
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY INTERPRETATION
Prerequisite: Fulfillment of basic written communication requirement.
The basic types of responses to literature; the defining characteristics of poetry, fiction, and drama; as well as the skills of close reading of literary texts. Students should take this class immediately after completing the freshman writing requirement or within the first year of transferring into the English major.