20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

24. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

24.27. LIT - LITERATURE

LIT 2013

Introduction to Literature

3 Hours

This course introduces the student to one or more of the various genres of literature -- drama, poetry, and prose – and to its forms, concepts and themes.  It focuses on evaluation, appreciation, and analysis thereof as reflected in written work.  Prerequisite: ENG 1213. 

 

LIT 2113

World Literature I

3 Hours

World Literature I introduces students to the classic works of world literature from ancient times through the Renaissance. Students interested in this class are encouraged to complete ENG1213 prior to enrolling. When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Liberal Arts Guided Electives. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2123

World Literature II

3 Hours

Continuing LIT2113, his course examines the classics of world literature from the seventeenth century to contemporary society. Students interested in this class are encouraged to complete ENG1213 prior to enrolling. When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Liberal Arts Guided Electives. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2133

Great Ideas in Phil Lit & Social Science: Psychology, Philosophy, Literature and Film

3 Hours

This course examines the intriguing relationships between literature, film and 20th century psychology and philosophy (notably Freud, Jung and and/or Existential Philosophy). Students will apply short readings in psychology and philosophy to works of fiction and films. CROSS-LISTED WITH BAL 2113

 

LIT 2213

Dramatic Literature

3 Hours

A survey of dramatic literature from classical Greece to the late twentieth century, with the purpose of understanding how to effectively read playscripts by understanding the conventions of dramatic writing; how and why playwrights incorporate great ideas into their work, including social, cultural, and historical influences; and how a script functions as a blueprint for a stage production. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2223

Shakespeare

3 Hours

By reading and watching examples of tragedy, comedy, and history plays, students explore Shakespeare’s transformation of the dramatic elements of plot, character, and language into dynamic, lively stage productions dealing with universal human themes. The class also looks at Renaissance English society and students study the impact of the social and cultural climate on Shakespeare and his profession. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2333

American Indian Literature

3 Hours

A reading, writing and discussion-intensive course centering on works written by, for, and about American Indians and Indigenous peoples. The course intends to hone the student's basic skills of literary analysis, critical thinking, while contextualizing themes within larger socio-economic settings specific to Indigenous peoples. Prerequisite: Completion of English 1213. CROSS-LISTED WITH AIS 2333

 

 

LIT 2543

Survey of English Literature I

3 Hours

This course introduces students to early English literature and the historical forces that shaped it through the Romantic period. When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Guided Liberal Arts Electives. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2553

Survey of English Literature II

3 Hours

A continuation of LIT 2543, this course begins with selections from the late Romantic period and continues through contemporary society.  When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Liberal Arts Guided Electives. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2633

Bible as Literature

3 Hours

The course will consist of reading, discussion, and written analysis of major literary selections from the Old and New Testaments. The Bible will be studied not as a religious document but as a source of ideas and style reflected in various works of world literature.  Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2773

Survey of American Literature I

3 Hours

This course covers early American literature and literary movements from Colonial times through the Civil War. When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Liberal Arts Guided Electives. Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 2883

Survey of American Literature II

3 Hours

The second of two courses surveying American literature, this course is designed to take students through an overview of literary production in the United States from roughly around 1865 to the present, American writers after Emily Dickinson to the present, with attention both to the historical context and to selected works chosen for close analysis.

 

LIT 3003  

Children’s Literature, Literacy, and Technology

3 Hours

This course examines the role and use of children’s literature and technology in the development of literacy skills in the kindergarten-elementary classroom.  Emphasis is given to creating a learning environment which supports the literacy process and includes learning centers and the use of quality children’s books in literacy development.  Cross-listed as REA 3003.

 

LIT 3113, 3123  

Genre Literature I and II

3 Hours

This repeatable course will specifically focus on types of literature rather than the traditional specific forms of literature, going beyond the fiction, poetry, drama delineation to the exploration of popular forms such as Detective Literature, Women’s Lit, Fantasy and Science Fiction.  It is designed to improve your ability to understand and analyze motivations and techniques of good writers in various genres. May be repeated.

 

 

LIT 3133

Great Ideas in Phil Lit & Social Science: History of Satire

3 Hours

Introduction to Satire, a 2500-year retrospective seeking to shed light on the present political/social/psychological landscape in terms of the best satirists of Western Civilization: Aristophanes, Juvenal, Rabelais, Voltaire, Swift, Twain, Orwell, Huxley and others.  Prerequisite: ENG 1213.  CROSS- LISTED WITH BAL 3123

 

LIT 3413  

SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH I

3 Hours

Special topics in English writing, rhetoric, literary criticism, history of the English language.

 

LIT 3423  

SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH II

3 Hours

Special topics in English writing, rhetoric, literary criticism, history of the English language.

 

LIT 3623

Ethnic American Literature

3 Hours

This course covers major works in the areas of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and American Indian literatures. Students will examine issues of current interest regarding matters of race, nationality and gender and explore the ideas of who is an American and what it means to be an American.  When offered, this course fulfills the LIT requirement of the Liberal Arts Guided Electives.  Prerequisite: ENG 1213

 

LIT 3693

Short Story

3 Hours

This course is a study of the modern short story from its beginnings in the 19th century to its current form. Areas of focus will include its functions as art, as a reflector socio-cultural issues, and as a mode of personal expression and identity. Readings will include a variety of authors, notably key figures in the development of the form as well as contemporary voices. Prerequisite: ENG 1213.