Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 316                                    
Course Title: Gender and Identity in Literary Traditions
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will provide a close examination of how gender functions to shape both authorship and literary texts. Students will investigate how writers use conventions of sex and gender, and how readers critically assess these literary representations. Emphasis will be divided between primary literary texts, relevant historical documents, and selected theoretical commentary.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; and any 200-level LIT course or HJS 250
  • The instructor will choose the genre and periodization in any given semester. Please contact department for course frequency.

Start Date:    06/30/2013                         End Date: