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Department of English
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Room C-309
Brooklyn, NY 11235

718-368-5849 (phone)
718-368-4786 (fax)

Literature Program Director
Jane Weiss C-116 x5535
English Department Literature
Literature

We offer a wide range of literature courses to meet the interests of Kingsborough’s students. These courses are lively, stimulating, and challenging; you will enjoy the excitement of reading and discussing some of the best writing ever. You will learn about culture, history, and human life. Though the study of literature, you will become more open-minded, more insightful; and your reading ability and powers of critical thinking and, actually, your understanding of the world will grow.

Literature courses have long been a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. If you are a Liberal Arts major, we especially encourage you to take one of the courses listed below. If you are interested, Liberal Arts majors can now graduate with a Concentration in English. 

The courses below may be taken by any Kingsborough student who has passed the first semester of Freshman English.

English 30:  Introduction to Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 31:  Classical/Biblical Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 32:  World Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 35:  Modern European Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 40:  Short Fiction (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 42:  Poetry (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 43:  Drama
(3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 48:  American Environmental Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 54:  Cultural/Linguistic Aspects of Teaching Language (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 56:  Creative Writing: Fiction (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

English 57:  Creative Writing: Poetry (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 63:  Shakespeare (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 64:  Adventure Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 65:  Literature and Film (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 66:  Literature and Human Behaviour (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 67:  Women and Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 68:  Gothic and Horror Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Englsih 73:  Themes in American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865 (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 74:  Themes in American Literature II:  1865-Present (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 77:  The Roots of African-American Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 78:  Contemporary African-American Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
English 82:  Gay and Lesbian Literature (3 crs. 3 hrs.)

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