LIT. 101 CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Students read, interpret and analyze a representative selection of contemporary literary fiction, poetry and drama since WWII using some of the major theoretical approaches to literature. These readings offer not only a greater critical perspective and insight into contemporary history, but an enhanced understanding of ourselves within our own culture. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).
LIT. 191 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An overview of the body of world literature deemed appropriate and enriching for children from infancy to adolescence. Designed to impart knowledge about and practice in storytelling techniques, as well as practical experience in presenting age-appropriate literature to children and youth. Theory and practice in discerning literary genres, criteria for selection, and techniques for using classic and contemporary literature with young people. Also listed as ECE. 191. Transfer credit: CSU (C2).
Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or 105, or equivalent.
A lively study of folk tales, legends, beliefs, superstitions, proverbs, mythology, folk life, folk speech, folk songs, lyrics, folk epics, and their influence in the literature and culture that form our heritage. Special attention will be given to folklore of various racial and ethnic groups that mold American society. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).