2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 237 Literature as Witness

3 hours 

This course investigates how literature represents, engages and reflects upon issues and events in their historical moment. Students will explore literary genre, form, and styles while learning how literature narrates and shapes present and past events. Course topics may include wars and religion, family models, social resistance, reformations and renaissances. Critical and writing skills will be enhanced through close analysis of texts and the application of basic literary concepts and methods of interpretation.




ENG 101


This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Learning from the Past area of the Gen Ed Program.