Bachelor – Literature

LIT 100Literature IntroductionLIT 200Children’s Literature for Educators
LIT 110British Literature Survey LIT 210Critical thinking and writing about literature
LIT 120American Literature Survey LIT 215Contemporary literature
LIT 150Literary Overview of Shakespeare LIT 315Tragedy
LIT 115World Literature in Translation LIT 350History of English Literature
  • LIT 100: Literature Introduction : This course gives student a deeper understanding of various literary genres, such as poetry or drama, as well as essays and short or long works of fiction and nonfiction.
  • LIT 110: British Literature Survey : Literature classes in British literature may be presented in two course parts. The first part deals with early works of old English to the works of the eighteenth century. The second half of this sort of survey course generally explores the Romantic period through the twentieth century
  • LIT 120: American Literature Survey: This course starts with the expository writing from pre-colonial and colonial times to the start of the American Civil War. This early American literature overview is then followed by works from the Civil War or Reconstruction era to contemporary works.
  • LIT 150 : Literary overview of Shakespeare: A course in Shakespeare’s works gives the non-English major student an introduction to some of the playwright’s major works. Representative plays, including the comedies and tragedies, as well as the sonnets are read and analyzed as dramatic literature.
  • LIT 115: World Literature in Translation: Content for world literature classes is derived from literature in translation or written in English by non-English speakers. Some classes of this nature focus on the major literary works of one country or region, a specific time period or a particular social or ethnic group.
  • LIT 200: Childrens Literature of Educators: Focus of this class may be a general survey of the genres of children’s literature, or it may focus on a specific genre or works written for a particular age group. A children’s literature class for educators is frequently available to undergraduate and graduate students of education, who also learn teaching strategies.
  • LIT 210: Critical thinking and writing about literature: This course teaches analysis of varied literary forms. Readings are likely to include fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry. The literary devices of each form are presented. Studies include analysis of the diverse perspectives seen in English literature. Persuasive essays may be assigned, which should demonstrate critical thought and understanding of the literature
  • LIT 215: Contemporary literature: In this course, students will often focus on one region or genre of literature, such as Irish literature. Works covered may include both poetry and prose. In some contemporary literature courses, the focus may be on living writers.
  • LIT 315:Tragedy : This course will cover the three major elements of tragedies in literature. How these elements reflect everyday life will be analyzed.
  • LIT 350:History of English Literature: History of English Literature is an attempt to showcase the initial stages of development of English literature and language through different ages. The Era of Chaucer was a remarkable age where English poetry and literature as whole flourished and developed. Post Chaucer period witnessed a deluge of poets and intellectuals who left their lasting impressions on peoples mind.



LIT 400History of the Novel LIT 451Nonsense Literature
LIT 411Seventeenth century VerseLIT 460Comparative methods in the Humanities
LIT 415Experiments in Epic Poetry LIT 470Introduction to postcolonial Literature and theory
LIT 420Mixed Media Modernisms LIT 480Nineteenth century Environmental thought
LIT 450Introduction to Fiction LIT 490Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance: Issues and Methods

  • LIT 400: History of the Novel: This course approaches the history of the novel through detailed study of at least one masterpiece from each of the last four centuries from the 18th through the 21s.
  • LIT 411: Seventeenth century Verse : A study of the major authors and types of seventeenth-century golden short poetry, with special focus on Donne, Jonson, Herbert, Herrick, Philips, and Marvell.
  • LIT 415 : Experiments in Epic Poetry : A course devoted to reading in full a small number of Romanticism’s important long narrative poems.
  • LIT 420 : Mixed Media Modernisms : This course examines the collisions and collaborations of verbal and visual media in the avant-garde circles of the early 20th century in Britain and France
  • LIT 450: Introduction to Fiction: This course will introduce students to narrative fiction from a variety of time periods, genres, and media, as well as to select works of criticism and theory
  • LIT 451: Nonsense Literature : This course explores the genre of nonsense literature from its Victorian incarnations to the present in authors such as Lewis Carroll, Gertrude Stein, and Angela Carter
  • LIT 460: Comparative methods in the Humanities: This course introduces the models of comparative analysis across national literatures, genres, and media.
  • LIT 470: Introduction to postcolonial Literature and Theory: This course will introduce students to questions and problems central to postcolonial literary studies. Through novels and theoretical pieces it will explore postcolonialism’s commitment to questioning dominant narratives of knowledge, versions of history, forms of identity and attachment, and versions of modernity centered on the nation. It will also explore experiences of diaspora and migration
  • LIT 480: Nineteenth century Environmental thought: This course examines nineteenth-century Anglophone writing about nature and the environment in the context of our present situation of anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity collapse.
  • LIT 490: Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance: In this course we will examine that period known as the Harlem Renaissance, partly as an exercise in literary criticism and theory, partly as an exercise in literary and intellectual history.



LIT 505Introduction to Poetry : Elegy LIT 530Global Anglophone Literature
LIT 510Medieval English Literature LIT 541Marxism and Modern Culture
LIT 515The declaration of Independence LIT 550Old English
LIT 520Race and the US novelLIT 556Literatures of Eurasia
LIT 525The Global South : Knowledge , Culture , Aesthetics LIT 580Narratives of Suspense

  • LIT 505: Introduction to Poetry : This course will trace the historical course of English poetry through one genre, that of elegy.
  • LIT 510:Medieval English Literature: This course examines the relations among psychology, ethics, and social theory in fourteenth-century English literature.
  • LIT 515 :The declaration of Independence : This course explores important intellectual, political, philosophical, legal, economic, social, and religious contexts for the Declaration of Independence.
  • LIT 520: Race and the US novel : This course will focus on intensive readings in major American novels that tackle the question of race and racial difference.
  • LIT 525: The Global South : Knowledge ,Culture,Aesthetics : This course will examine the geographically wide-ranging history, knowledge formations, and cultural productions of the global South
  • LIT 530: Global Anglophone Literature : This class introduces students to the emerging field of Global Anglophone literature, which analyses texts produced both at the center and the peripheries of Britain’s imperial projects, including Canada, Kenya, Jamaica, Trinidad, Nigeria, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, South Asia, and Great Britain itself.
  • LIT 541 : Marxism and Modern culture: This course covers the classics in the field of marxist social theory (Marx, Engels, Lenin, Gramsci, Reich, Lukacs, Fanon) as well as key figures in the development of Marxist aesthetics (Adorno, Benjamin, Brecht, Marcuse, Williams) and recent developments in Marxist critiques of new media, post-colonial theory and other contemporary topics.
  • LIT 550 : Old English : This course aims to provide the linguistic skills and the historical and cultural perspectives necessary for advanced work on Old English
  • LIT 556: Literatures of Eurasia: This course explores the construction of a Eurasian ideology based on the contested geopolitical and poetic imaginary of the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
  • LIT 580 : Narratives of Suspense : This course examines the nature and creation of suspense in literature and film as an introduction to narrative theory. We will question how and why stories are created, as well as what motivates us to continue to reading, watching, and listening to stories

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