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Department of English's Course Offerings


The Department of English offers courses from basic reading skills through literary analysis, including English 1001 and English 1002, the writing courses designed, when both completed successfully, to satisfy six of the nine Illinois Articulation Initiative's general education core requirements in Communication.  Selection of the appropriate class may depend upon your ability and your major. For assistance in selecting the proper class, please contact the IVCC counselors. For the Spring 2006 Literature offerings, please see below.

Literature Classes

LIT 0000 - Literature Elective

Prerequisite: 
Credit Hours: 0

LIT 2000 - Survey of American Lit To 1865

Survey of American Literature from the Colonial Period to 1865. A consideration of representative major writers, the significance of their contributions and influence. Attention also to the social, economic and political milieu and influences upon literature.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2001 - Major English Writers I

A study of the principal works and writers of the British Isles, from the Anglo-Saxon period through the 18th century, with special attention to political, social and philosophical backgrounds.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2002 - Masterpieces of European Lit I

Survey of European literature from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance. Consideration will be given to major representative writers and the significance of their contributions. Literary, social, historical and philosophical backgrounds will be included.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2004 - Drama/Poetry

A study of major plays from the ancient Greek to the present day, plus a survey of the major types of poetry.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2005 - Children's Literature

A study of the major genres, themes and critical concerns of literature written for children and young adults. Special attention to the historical, social, and cultural contexts that have influenced literature for young people.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2006 - World Literature in Translation I

Reading and analysis of representative masterpieces from a variety of regions and epochs, from ancient cultures to the Renaissance era.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2010 - Survey of American Literature From 1865

A continuation of the survey described for LIT 2000 from 1865 to the present. A consideration of representative major writers, the significance of their contributions and influence. Attention also to the social, economic and political milieu and influences upon literature.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2011 - Major English Writers II

A continuation of the subject material offered in Major English Writers 2001, beginning with writers of the Romantic period and concluding with writers of the 20th century.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2012 - Masterpieces of European Lit II

Survey of European literature from the neoclassical period to the 20th century. Consideration will be given to major representative writers and the significance of their contributions. Literary, social, historical and philosophical interrelationships, problems and issues will be included.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2013 - Fiction

Designed to acquaint the student with a selection of masterpieces of fiction. The emphasis will be on pleasures and subtlety of the details and narrative artistry contained in the novels and short stories of the 19th and 20th centuries. The course is less a historical survey than an intense appreciation of individual works of art.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2021 - Intro To Shakespeare I

A consideration of the development of Shakespeare�s dramatic genius through a study of selected comedies, tragedies and chronicles.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2023 - Science Fiction

A study of a major type of "popular literature," the course closely investigates the creation of futuristic fiction, its techniques and forms. Extensive reading in both short stories and novels will develop student's abilities to understand how such literature contributes to the western literary tradition. Two sci-fi movies are included in order to study this literature in a popular medium.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

LIT 2031 - Introduction To Shakespeare II

A continuation of the subject material offered in Introduction to Shakespeare 2021, with special emphasis on the great tragedies and the later comedies.
Prerequisite: ENG 1001 and 1002 (May be taken concurrently with ENG 1002 upon consent of the Dean).
Credit Hours: 3

 

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