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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

LIT
English Literature


LIT 110IH  	INTRO TO LIT 

LIT 201   	INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES

LIT 214D  	REGIONAL LIT 

LIT 233   	CLASSICAL FNDTNS OF LIT 

LIT 240   	BIBLE AS LIT

LIT 285D  	MYTHOLOGIES 

LIT 300   	LITERARY CRITICISM

LIT 308   	MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE

LIT 310   	EARLY AMERICAN LIT 

LIT 311   	19TH CENTURY AMER LIT

LIT 323   	OLD/MID ENGL LIT

LIT 324   	16TH/17TH CTRY BRIT LIT 

LIT 325   	REST/18TH CTRY BRIT LIT 

LIT 326   	19TH CENTURY BRIT LIT

LIT 335   	WOMEN & LIT 

LIT 337   	ORAL TRADITIONS

LIT 371   	20TH CTRY BRIT/AMER LIT

LIT 372   	CONTEMP BRIT/AMER LIT

LIT 382   	LIT FOR CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS 

LIT 431RH 	STUDIES IN MAJOR AUTHOR/S 

LIT 437   	STUDIES IN GENRES 

LIT 438   	STUDIES IN LITERARY TOPICS

LIT 440   	STUDIES IN WORLD LIT

LIT 473RH 	STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE 

LIT 490R    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

LIT 492      INDEPENDENT STUDY

LIT 494RH 	SEMINAR:RESEARCH ISSUES

LIT 498      INTERNSHIP

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

LIT 110IH INTRO TO LIT
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
-- Introduction to basic concepts including but not limited to: plot, character, theme, symbol, and the primary literary modes of poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will be introduced to terms through a standard handbook which should accommodate all future English courses.

LIT 201 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
-- This writing-intensive introduction to the English major will prepare students for advanced study in literature by providing them with the foundational skills of literary analysis, literary theory, disciplinary methodologies, and close readings of literary texts.

LIT 214D REGIONAL LIT
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
-- Examination of American literary regions in the context of critical multiculturalism. Analyzes topics such as the development of local color writing, borderlands/transnational studies, and the concept of the frontier as contact zone. May focus on a specific regional literature or adopt a comparative approach.

LIT 233 CLASSICAL FNDTNS OF LIT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Study of the literature of Classical Greece and Rome and how this tradition has influenced subsequent literature.

LIT 240 BIBLE AS LIT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Study of the Bible and related texts and how this tradition has influenced subsequent literature.

LIT 285D MYTHOLOGIES
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
-- The study of specific cultural mythologies to explore the nature, function, and theory of myth.

LIT 300 LITERARY CRITICISM
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Historical survey of principles, problems, and strategies of literary criticism.

LIT 308 MULTICULTURAL LIT
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Designed specifically for English Education students. Focuses on literature by American minorities, women, and ethnic subcultures. Includes young adult literature, popular literature, and the work of one or more Montana Native American writers.

LIT 310 EARLY AMERICAN LIT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in early American literature, with attention to development of a distinct national literature and culture.

LIT 311 19TH CENTURY AMER LIT
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in selected literary works by 19th-century American writers, with attention to historical context, particularly America's evolving national culture.

LIT 323 OLD/MID ENGLISH LIT
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in selected Old English and/or Medieval literary works, with attention to historical and cultural context.

LIT 324 16TH/17TH CTRY BRIT LIT
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in selected literary works of the 16th and 17th centuries, with attention to historical and cultural context.

LIT 325 REST/18TH CTRY BRIT LIT
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in selected literary works by writers of the Restoration period and 18th-century England, with attention to historical and cultural context.

LIT 326 19TH CENTURY BRIT LIT
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in selected literary works by 19th-century British writers, with attention to historical and cultural context.

LIT 335 WOMEN & LIT
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- A study of the relationship between women and literature, with some attention to feminist approaches to critical interpretation.

LIT 337 ORAL TRADITIONS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- An examination of oral poetic/story traditions with emphasis on theory and primary materials. Students will be expected to make oral presentations based on class research.

LIT 371 20TH CTRY BRIT/AMER LIT
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive study of selected English literary works by British and American authors, and in various genres written between the end of the 19th century and World War II, with attention to historical and cultural contexts and current literary trends and issues.

LIT 372 CONTEMP BRIT/AMER LIT
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Intensive studies in English literary works by British and American authors and in various genres written since World War II with attention to historical and cultural contexts and current literary trends and issues.

LIT 382 LIT FOR CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201.
-- Studies in selected literary works for children and young adults. The course may focus on genres, authors, themes, and/or critical approaches.

LIT 431RH STUDIES IN MAJOR AUTHOR/S
F 3 cr. LEC 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201 and at least one other literature course.
-- Intensive study in the works, biography, and criticism of a particular author.

LIT 437 STUDIES IN GENRES
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201 and at least one other literature course.
-- Intensive study of a single genre, such as the epic, novel, poem, dream vision, hypertext, or the idea of "genre" itself. Selection and approach will vary with each offering.

LIT 438 STUDIES IN LITERARY TOPICS
F 3 cr. LEC 3 Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201 and at least one other literature course.
-- Provides an in-depth, rigorous analysis of current trends in literary scholarship. Organized around a specific theme, this course will expose students to new groups of literary works that cut across traditional historical, national, or generic boundaries.

LIT 440 STUDIES IN WORLD LIT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201 and at least one other literature course.
-- Selected literary works in translation from non-English cultures and/or from English speaking cultures outside the United States and Britain.

LIT 473RH STUDIES IN SHAKESPEARE
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: LIT 201 and at least one other literature course.
-- Studies in selected Shakespearean works, drawn from tragedies, comedies, histories, romances, and poetry. Development of Shakespeare's philosophy, poetics, and dramaturgy in the context of the Renaissance.

LIT 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

LIT 494RH SEMINAR: RESEARCH ISSUES
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing. Consent of instructor.
-- Senior capstone course for literature majors. Integration and assessment of students' cumulative experiences as English literature majors through specific seminar-style research issues which vary with each offering. Restricted entry.

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