Southeast Missouri State University

LI001: Literature Portfolio.
A non-credit forum for undergraduate English-Literature option majors to complete the portfolio requirement of that degree program.  Students will finalize revisions of the documents they have been accumulating throughout their undergraduate careers. Offered in the Fall and Spring. (0)

LI205: Art of Film.
A study of the major artistic components of film and how those components are used to convey ideas or meanings. Prerequisite: EN100. Offered Fall and Spring. (University Studies Course) (3)

LI220: Fiction and the Human Experience.
A study of short stories and novels by significant writers past and present. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies course) (3)

LI221: Poetry and the Human Experience.
Focus on the elements of poetry and the techniques of interpretive reading in a survey of significant world poetry. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Spring only. (University Studies course) (3)

LI222: Mythic Dimensions of Literature.
A study of mythology and of literature with mythological themes. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall and Spring. (University Studies course) (3)

LI243: Children's Literature.
Study of best forms of literature for children; development of criteria for judging children's books. Does not count for major or minor in English. Prerequisites: EN 100; EL 120 or CF 126. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies course) (3)

LI256: Variety of Literature.
A survey of literature in all its variety--short stories, novels, poems and drama. Emphasis on reading, analysis, and writing about literature. Prerequisite: EN 100. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. (University Studies Course) (3)

LI260: English Literature I.
Beginnings-1798.  Major English writing from Beowulf to the pre-Romantic period, with attention to form, historical consideration, contents and literary types.  Prerequisite: EN100.  Offered Fall only. (3)

LI261: English Literature II.
1798-present.  Major English writings from the beginnings of the Romantic movement to present day, with attention to form, historical consideration, content and literary types.  Prerequisite: EN100. Offered Spring only (3).

LI270: American Literature I.
Beginnings-1860.  Important works of American writers.  Prerequisite: EN100.  Offered Fall only. (3)

LI271: American Literature II.
1860-present.  Important works of American writers.  prerequisite: EN100.  Offered Spring only. (3)

LI301: Small Press Publishing.
Advanced study in editorial and mechanical aspects of producing a literary or general interest magazine. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Offered Fall only. (3)

LI311: World Literature I.
Survey of significant literary voices from throughout the globe, including writers of fiction, poetry, and drama representing European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African literary traditions.  Begins with antiquity and ends around 1660.  Offered Fall only.  (3)

LI312: World Literature II.
Survey of significant literary voices from throughout the globe, including writers of fiction, poetry, and drama representing European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African literary traditions.  Begins around 1660 and continues to the present.  Offered Spring only.  (3)

LI385: Literature for the Secondary Classroom.
Investigation of successful application of literary theory in the secondary school through the use of multicultural literature, with emphasis on instructional practice that engages learners in critical response to all literary genres.  Prerequisite: EN201.  Offered in the Spring only. (3)

LI421: Cross-Cultural American Voices.
Studies in fiction, poetry, drama, film, and nonfiction written by African American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American, Jewish, feminist, gay, and other diverse voices.  Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course (excluding LI 243). Offered Fall of even years. (3)

LI476: Early 20th Century British Literature.
Representative fiction, poetry, and drama reflecting British and Irish literature.  This course will focus primarily on modernist literature (1890s through 1940s), but will conclude with the mid-century's critique of modernism and with an exploration of how the modern is echoed in the postmodern.  Offered in Fall of odd years only. (3)

LI510: Literature and the Bible.
Study of literature based on Biblical parallels and archetypes. Includes novels, stories, poems, and plays. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Spring of even years. (3)

LI542: Literature for the Young Adult.
Survey of literature written for young adults (grades 7-12) with emphasis on literary analysis and evaluation of literature and reading interests of young adults. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall and Spring. (3)

LI560: Chaucer.
Chief works of Chaucer and his time. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall of odd years. (3)

LI565: Southern Literature.
Writers of the American South from Colonial days to the present, with emphasis on Faulkner, O'Connor, Warren, Welty and Wright. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Spring of even years. (3)

LI568: 19th Century American Novel.
Beginnings to 1890. Includes Cooper, Hawthorne, Twain, Howells, and James. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall of even years. (3)

LI570: Modern and Contemporary Novel.
1945-present. Includes Vonnegut, Roth, Barth, Tyler, and Didion. Emphasis on techniques in fiction. Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Spring of odd years. (3)

LI571: Contemporary American Poetry.
Emphasis on critical interpretation of contemporary poetry.  Prerequisites: EN 140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall of odd years. (3)

LI572: The Modern Essay.
A study of the informal or personal essay form; intensive reading of works by contemporary American and British essayists, and composition of original personal essays. Prerequisite: EN140; any 200-level literature course. Offered Fall of odd years. (3)

LI576: American Fiction of the 21st Century.
For undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study the social and cultural junctures created by American cyberpunk fiction.  Examines relationships between technology and power, technology and socially-constructed identity, and technology and Enlightenment theory, while suggesting possibilities for both agency and resistance.  Offered Spring of odd years. (3)

LI577: Studies in Early English Literature.
Focus on the study of early modern English literature from 1450-1785.  Addresses issues, periods, or genre studies in the literature of England not addressed in the regular course listings. Offered Spring of odd years. (3)

LI578: Later British Literature.
Studies in Romantic, Victorian, Modern, or Contemporary literature: issue, period, or genre studies in British literature not addressed in the regular course listings. Topics will be announced when course is offered. Offered Spring of even years. (3)

LI582: Topics in Literature.
Directed study of special topics in literature. Prerequisites: EN140; any 200-level literature course, or consent of instructor.  Offered on an As Needed basis. (3)

LI605: Contemporary Anglophone Literature/Contemporary Theory.
An examination of contemporary theory through contemporary literature (British, Irish, Indian, and postcolonial writing).  Includes as well Commonwealth literature (Canadian).  Focuses on issues raised by contemporary theory: how does narrative become associated with desire; how does it produce ideology; who stories are suppressed? Offered Fall of even years. (3)

LI615: Practicum in Teaching Literature.
Teaching practicum: Mentored experience in teaching undergraduate literature; experience includes techniques for writing, presenting, facilitating discussion, and finding employment. (3)

LI621: Cross-Cultural American Voices.
Studies in fiction, poetry, drama, film, and nonfiction written by African American, Native American, Hispanic Asian American, Jewish, feminist, gay, lesbian, and other diverse voices. (3)

LI658: Literary Criticism.
Basically a course in the techniques of close analysis of literary form. Offered Fall of odd years. (3)

LI665: Shakespeare.
An extensive study of the works of William Shakespeare and Shakespeare criticism. (3)

LI676: Early Twentieth Century British Literature.
Representative fiction, poetry, and drama reflecting British and Irish literature.  This course will focus primarily on modernist literature (1890s through 1940s), but will conclude with the mid-century's critique of modernism and with an exploration of how the modern is echoed in the postmodern.  Offered in Fall of odd years only. (3)

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