Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 232                                    
Course Title: Modern Literature: Breaking with Tradition
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


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.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Literature

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    06/27/2016                         End Date: