Jun 15, 2024  
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ENG 100/144 - Literary Evolutions (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Offered Periodically

Etymologically (at the word’s root), literature is associated with “humane learning” and “literary culture” (see OED). Our primary goal in this course is to recognize the interdependence of literary evolution and human culture. We will explore how literature evolves over time and across discourses. Close readings of core texts and their offshoots will offer insight into the concepts of adaptation, intertextuality, and cultural capital. Finally, we shall analyze how authors revise key literary themes in the context of poetry, prose, drama, music, film and the graphic novel, and television.

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ENG 144 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
General Education Attribute(s): ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone.
ENG 144, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone.