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Literature and the Environment (ENLT 1150)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers a wide range of writing about human experience and the environment, such as essays, stories, journals, poems, music lyrics, and plays. You will read literature of the Americas written over several centuries that will focus on our changing and diverse human experience within the environment, as well as on our attitudes toward the physical world.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 10
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Introduction to Literature: Short Story (ENLT 1151)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers a variety of short stories from authors from around the world and explores the texts through critical analysis. You will learn about the basic elements common to all short stories. You will also consider the cultural and national contexts of specific stories and identify significant details, patterns, and cultural values and assumptions. In developing critical responses, you will achieve a greater understanding of literature and yourself.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Introduction to Literature: Novel (ENLT 1152)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course covers the basic elements of the novel. You will apply critical skills in discussing and writing about novels from various ethnic groups and communities from within the United States, possibly including Native American, European-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and African-American. You will identify patterns, values and assumptions within the novels. By developing critical responses, you will increase your understanding of the novel as an art form, of the societies in which the novels arose and of yourself.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy (ENLT 1156)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course reviews selected readings and films from the evolving genres of science fiction and fantasy. You will learn how to analyze these texts from a variety of viewpoints: aesthetic, historical, feminist, psychoanalytical and ethical. You will examine the works as reflections of real contemporary issues in environmental, technological, cultural, economic and political spheres. Through discussions, writings and projects, you will connect the concerns raised in the works to your own society and its values.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 9
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Cross-Cultural Literature (ENLT 1157)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course surveys the cultural expressions, values and lifestyles of North America's many people, including minority and majority cultures. You will read and think critically about American literature written by a variety of culturally diverse authors, including Native Americans, African Americans, and other immigrant and cultural groups.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Women's Literature (ENLT 1158)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores a range of literature written in English by women within the United States. The course will focus on multiple literary genres: poetry, drama, long and short fiction, journals, essays, autobiography and memoir. You will read the literature of women across diverse cultures within the United States. You will explore themes of power, culture, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, and you will learn about feminist literary theory.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Literature (ENLT 1160)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course offers a definition and a survey of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) literature from ancient times to the present. You will read a wide range of literary and historical texts, with an emphasis on 20th century poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama, and you will engage in the questions that invigorate this evolving field. This course has a strong cross-cultural emphasis.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Children's Literature (ENLT 1161)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the wide range of children's literature. You will study the genres and history of children's literature, the critical responses to it, and the reasons for valuing this unique form. The course addresses the interests of college students, educators and parents.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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Introduction to the Literature of African Diaspora: African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin (ENLT 1162)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course will introduce you to creative writing by both African and African-descended writers, exploring how diasporic Africans created viable lives for themselves in a "New World," which includes the Americas, the Caribbean, and Western Europe. You will examine the common experiences shared by African Diaspora writers: cultural traditions, histories of domination and resistance, slavery and emancipation, colonialism and imperialism, anticolonial and antiracist movements.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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World Literature-Asia and Middle East (ENLT 2225)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the literature of Asia and the Middle East from ancient to modern times. You will read, discuss, and write about short stories, novels, poems, and religious and philosophical literature from the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. You will gain insight into the commonalities of human experience, as well as the diversity of human life and expression in Asia and the Middle East. You will come to understand how ethnic and cultural differences influence human expression.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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World Literature-Europe, Africa, Latin America (ENLT 2226)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to the literature of Europe, Africa and Latin America from ancient to modern times. You will read, discuss, and write about short stories, novels, poems, and religious and philosophical literature from Europe, Africa, and Latin America. You will gain insight into the commonalities of human experience, as well as the diversity of human life and expression, in those regions. You will come to understand how ethnic and cultural differences influence human expression.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 8
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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American Literature: Beginnings-1865 (ENLT 2231)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines the literature of the Americas, concentrating on literature produced in the territory that became the United States from European conquest through the mid-19th century. Among the literature you read will be Native American works; writings of the European conquerors and colonists; African-American works; and early-to-middle-19th-century fiction, poetry, and prose.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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American Literature: 1865-Present (ENLT 2232)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course examines literature of the United States from after the Civil War through the present. You will read and consider fiction, poetry, and prose that reflect the diverse social, cultural, and literary experiences of the inhabitants of the United States.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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African American Literature: Beginnings-1965 (ENLT 2261)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores the emergence and formal development of the historical African American literary tradition. You will read texts beginning in the 17th century through the latter half of the 20th century, including work by slaves, ex-slaves, those surviving Reconstruction, those surviving the era of Jim Crow, those from the Harlem Renaissance, and those flourishing in the Black Arts Movement. You will examine diverse genres, which may include but are not limited to the following: slave narratives, novels, plays, poems, speeches, song lyrics and music.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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African American Literature: 1965-Present (ENLT 2262)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course explores the emergence and formal development of the contemporary African American literary tradition. Popular writers such as Terry McMillan and Walter Mosely will be featured, as well as younger writers who are just beginning their careers. You will explore themes including relationships, race/racism, family life, neighborhoods, work life, through genres as diverse as short stories, poems, novels, song lyrics, speeches, hip hop, rap, and blues.
MnTC:
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 7
Prerequisites:

ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110.

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