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Madonna University
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Literature Plan of Study

Literature Minor
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Literature Minor

   

   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)

   
      ENG 2700   Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 3 cr.  An introduction to critical writing and literary theory and criticism. Addresses the major frameworks of literary criticism that have emerged in Western critical theory. Prerequisite: WRT 1020. Recommended during second year of major. 

      Literature Electives (18 cr. to be chosen)

   
         ENG 2230   World Literature 3 cr.  An introduction to representative literary works, both Western and non-Western, reflecting the distinctive ideals, values, and attitudes of various eras and civilizations. 
         ENG 3030   Children's Literature and Drama (COM/ENG*) 3 cr.  A study of the world of children’s literature and the history of children’s literature with a focus on classic and contemporary works. Materials selected with reference to the interest, needs, and abilities of children. 
         ENG 3110   American Literature I: Beginnings to the Civil War 3 cr.  A study of American literature from the pre-colonial era to the Civil War, with an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explore the diverse elements of the American experience during this time period. 
         ENG 3120   American Literature II: The Post-Civil War to the Present 3 cr.  A study of American literature from the Post-Civil War to the present, with an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explores the changing values and concerns of American society as reflected in its literature from the mid-nineteenth century to twenty-first century. 
         ENG 3500   Studies in Women's Literature 3 cr.  A study of literature written by and about women, with consideration of critical approaches that have been formulated by women within relevant historical contexts. Texts explore women’s search for independence and fulfillment. 
         ENG 3630   British Literature I: Medieval to Renaissance 3 cr.  A study of British literature from the early Middle Ages to the late Renaissance. Provides an overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts, including representative works of Old and Middle English as well as Renaissance epic, lyric, and drama. Considers the influences of classical literature, the Reformation, and the English civil war. 
         ENG 3640   British Literature II: Restoration to the Present 3 cr.  A study of British literature from 1667 to the present. An overview of relevant forms, genres, and historical contexts. Explores the Regency, Romantic, Victorian, Modernist, post-Modernist, and contemporary periods. 
         ENG 4040   Literature for Young Adults (EDU/ENG*) 3 cr.  An overview of various genres of multicultural contemporary literature written for and marketed to young adults. Addresses major authors, illustrators, research and current controversies in young adult literature. Examines strategies for teaching young adult literature at the middle and secondary school levels. 
         ENG 4450   African American Literature 3 cr.  A study of African American literature including both oral and written traditions. Emphasis is placed on canonical writers and texts in historical context. 
         ENG 4460   Ethnic American Literature 3 cr.  Focus on literature from various minority populations in America. Course content includes, but is not limited to, African American, Asian American, Arab American, Latino American, and Native American authors. Emphasis placed on the unique facets of each type of literature, as well as themes and experiences common to all ethnic groups in America. 
         ENG 4700   Studies in Literature 3 cr.  Saint Leo University Transfer Course 
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