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EGL 200 - Introduction to Literature

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Introduces the critical evaluation of literature in a variety of genres. Students will analyze major works of poetry, fiction, and drama and develop their written and oral communication skills in group discussions and frequent writing assignments.

 

EGL 305 - Twentieth-Century American Literature

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

Representative readings in American literature of the 20th century, with emphasis on those writers who have had the most significant influence on American literary thought and value.

 

EGL 309 - British Literature of the Sea

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

 

Survey of maritime literature of the British Empire from its colonial origins in the early Atlantic world to the modern period. The course will examine how "the sea" has played a central role in the formation of British culture.

 

EGL 310 - U.S. Literature of the Sea

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

A survey of U.S. works of literature with a maritime focus. Students will explore and analyze the way "the sea" has been represented by American writers, particularly how U.S. maritime literature constructs a national identity and advances or critiques the nation-building enterprise.

 

EGL 315 - World Literature of the Sea

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

Survey of global works of literature which are thematically categorized by their maritime focus. Students will explore and analyze the way "the sea" has been represented by international postcolonial writers in a variety of cultural texts, with particular attention paid to the sea as a site of global exchange and cultural memory.

 

EGL 320 - Literature of the Fantastic

 Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

Introduces students to a wide variety of literature and film with fantastical elements. Students will explore how writers, filmmakers, and other artists imagine fictional worlds in order to explore issues relevant to our own.

 

EGL 330 - Literature and Psychology

Class Hours: 3, Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

In this course students analyze how various psychological principles and theories may be applied to works of fiction, film, and visual arts. Students will join writers, filmmakers, and other artists in exploring how our minds work.

 

EGL 335 - Great Books

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

 

Survey of literature exploring the criteria that have defined humanity and humanity's relation to technology from 1700 to the present. Survey of foundational works of literature and criticism that have been influential in the development of "Western Culture," from classical through Renaissance and the long eighteenth century.

 

EGL 3XX  - Literature and Technology

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 220

Survey of literature exploring the criteria that have defined humanity and humanity's relation to technology from 1700 to the present.

 

HUM 325  - Globalization of Culture

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 100

A study of globalization through the medium of culture. This course takes an historical-cultural studies approach to examine colonization, empire, postcolonialism, and emergent cultures in  the "global" era.

 

HUM 350 - Maritime Culture

Units: 3

Prerequisite(s): EGL 100

Defines and explores "maritime culture," as a subset of an inherited and evolving "western" culture. Examines culture through a variety of its products: representations in literature, visual arts like painting and film, and aspects of maritime culture formerly restricted to coteries of seafarers themselves. This interdisciplinary course introduces formal analysis of prose and poetry, technical and stylistic scrutiny of paintings, prints, drawings and objects, and the careful observation and description of content presented in films and music.

 

 

 

 


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