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ENH110 - Introduction to Literature

Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: None.

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ENH112 - Chicano Literature

Introduction to the works of Mexican-American writers of the Southwest. Samples poetry, fiction, and essays viewed in their relationship to American cultural heritage and to contemporary culture. Prerequisites: None.

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ENH114 - African-American Literature

Survey of major African-American writers from Colonial period through the present; analysis of trends and movements within African-American literary history; analysis of literary types and selected works. Prerequisites: None.

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ENH206 - Nature and Environmental Literature

Investigates major themes in nature and environmental writing. Explores relationship between humanity and the environment as expressed through fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Examines how literature drives attitudes and policies. Prerequisites: None.

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ENH255 - Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film

Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film.

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ENH259 - American Indian Literature

Contemporary American Indian forms of literary expression. Selected oral traditions of American Indians. Trends and movements within American Indian literary history. Prerequisites: None.

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ENH291 - Children's Literature

Review of folk and modern literature from a variety of world cultures, including application of literary criteria to folk and modern literature for children. Prerequisites: None.