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FIT Senior Learner Courses: School of Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences

Fall 2018 Semester: August 27 - December 20, 2018

Senior Learners may only enroll in the courses identified on the Lists of Available Courses to qualify for the special auditors fee of $55. If you wish to enroll in a course not on these lists, you may do so as a Continuing Education student and pay the full, non-degree tuition rate.

EN 231 Short Fiction
3.0 credits

Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students read and analyze stories by authors from around the world. They consider various aspects of narrative and explore different modes of storytelling. The study of short fiction prepares students to read more widely on their own in the future. 

CRN      SECTION       DAY                    TIME                                    ROOM
4768          35A              W              6:30 PM-9:20 PM             GOODMAN CENTER 401

EN 232 Perspectives on American Literature
3.0 credits

Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129or equivalent
This course gives students an understanding of the American heritage based on three suggested themes: the Puritan ethos, the American dream, and reevaluation of the dream. Includes readings from such major writers as Dickinson, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, and Whitman.

CRN      SECTION       DAY                 TIME                               ROOM
1387          301              T             2:10 PM-5:00 PM            FELDMAN 507
29098        302              W           11:10 AM-2:00 PM           POMERANTZ 403

EN 233 Poetry
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
By reading and analyzing a wide range of poems from a variety of time periods and cultures, students are introduced to the literary genre of poetry. Students examine word usage, figures of speech, rhythm and meter, and other poetic devices. Understanding and appreciation of poetry are enhanced by reading criticism and listening to recordings.

CRN      SECTION       DAY                 TIME                              ROOM
26729         302             R             2:10 PM-5:00 PM           DUBINSKY 320

EN 235 African-American Literature
3.0 credits

Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129
A survey of the history of African-American literature from slavery to the present is offered. Students read and analyze various genres of African-American literature and are introduced to the social, economic, and political forces that have influenced the writers. Through presentations, critical reading, and analytical writing, students become familiar with the influence of these works on the evolution of world literature.

CRN      SECTION       DAY                 TIME                              ROOM
30379         301              R           2:10 PM-5:00 PM             FELDMAN 507


EN 335 Working Women in the United States: 1865 to Present
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
A survey of 150 years of U.S. history and literature through the lens of working women. Students learn the place of women's struggle—as well as their contributions—in shaping America. Economic perspectives are covered, including class and racial differences, as are political and technological changes.

CRN      SECTION       DAY                  TIME                                   ROOM
29210         35A             T              6:30 PM-9:20 PM         GOODMAN CENTER 401

EN 336 From Gothic to Horror: Literature of Fear
3.0 credits
Prerequisites: EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent
Students are introduced to the aesthetics of gothic and horror literature. The course focuses on the rise of the gothic during the Romantic and Victorian periods, and the way in which dominant motifs in gothic and horror literature speak to larger societal concerns.

CRN      SECTION       DAY                  TIME                                   ROOM
28745        801               W            12:10 PM-3:00 PM            POMERANTZ 523

HI 202 U.S. History: Civil War- Present
3.0 credits

An introduction to American history, this course moves from a brief view of American geography, economics, and government to a more focused examination of the social, political, and economic experience from the Civil War through the Cold War and to the present. Students are introduced to basic historical methodology and learn to apply these techniques through critical reading, analytical writing, and verbal presentations.

CRN     SECTION       DAY                    TIME                            ROOM
29069        302              M              12:10 PM-3:00 PM         FELDMAN 513
29071        304              W              2:10 PM-5:00 PM           FELDMAN 406
29073        306              W             11:10 AM-2:00 PM          FELDMAN 506
30944        307              F               1:10 PM-4:00 PM           FELDMAN 410
29077        35A             M               6:30 PM-9:20 PM           POMERANTZ 211
30945        35B            T R             5:10 PM-6:25 PM           BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 508

HI 203 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the U.S.
3.0 credits
This course compares the histories of Latin America and the United States from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century. Students learn about the deep influence of the United States in Latin American economies, politics, and culture, especially after the United States' independence, when American democracy became a political model for the former Spanish American colonies.

CRN     SECTION       DAY                     TIME                               ROOM
29083        301             W                 11:10 AM-2:00 PM         FELDMAN CC26

HI 204 Leisure in America
3.0 credits
Prerequisite: EN 121 or ES 129
This course examines the emergence and changing role of leisure and its relation to work in the United States from the late 19th century to the present. Situating leisure within its specific social, economic, and political contexts, students explore the complex intersection of factors and forces that have shaped conceptions and practices of leisure in American life through primary and secondary texts, both written and visual. (Formerly LA 225)

CRN     SECTION       DAY                     TIME                               ROOM
29084        301             W                 3:10 PM-6:00 PM            DUBINSKY 684

HI 207 Hollywood: A History
3.0 credits
Students learn the history of the United States from the Civil War to the present through the lens of the American film industry. The course focuses on the economic structure of the film industry and the evolving depictions of violence in movies as a factor in American History.

CRN     SECTION       DAY                     TIME                                       ROOM
29863       301              F                  4:10 PM-7:00 PM            BUSINESS & LIBERAL ARTS 309






 

 

 

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