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Gives students a comprehensive understanding of the history and cultural significance of American, British, and other literary traditions written primarily in English
Includes focused study of culturally diverse literary traditions, such as African-American, Native American, Asian American, and World literatures
Gives students comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the various methodologies for interpreting literary works that literary scholars have developed
Offers students curricular flexibility in choosing which areas of literature they wish to focus on
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A study of the chief writers and the cultural and philosophical backgrounds of the Victorian era, touching on the changes from the early to the later part of the period. Works analyzed include fiction, nonfiction prose, and poetry. Prerequisites: One 300-level literature course or permission of instructor.
An investigation of how African American literature has innovated, influenced, and been influenced by literary movements, historical events, social transitions, and political upheavals. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: One 300-level literature course or permission of instructor and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and a grade of C or better in one of the following: ENGL 211C, ENGL 221C, or ENGL 231C.
Fiction, poetry, and plays written during the last fifty years in nations throughout the world. Most texts will have been written originally in languages other than English. The course will focus on a comparative study of works produced in a variety of cultural contexts, and will explore a range of approaches to defining or circumscribing world literature. Prerequisite: One 300-level literature course or permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program in Literature should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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5006 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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