2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 232 Reading the Modern World

3 hours 

Modern literature is dominated by the tension between individuals and the societies in which they live. This course examines changing relations between individuals and societies with reference to post-1700 concerns with reason, freedom, idealism, materialism and alienation. Through a variety of literary texts and genres, students will gain perspective on modern responses to issues of gender, race, class, identity, and personal and cultural history. 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 Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the Gen Ed Program.