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Explore the connection between what we write and who we are with an online literature course.

Explore the written word with our online literature courses

Literature is more than storytelling, it is an exploration of the human experience, history and life through the written word. Through a culture's literature you gain insight into what they value and how they feel about life's important questions. It can also offer you a unique and personal perspective on historical events and time periods.

Our literature courses guide you in exploring a range of written expressions, including stories, poems, dramas and plays. You can study the evolution of theatre, the role of poetry in society or explore the works of Shakespeare. Additionally you can survey important pieces of literature from various points in our history.

Our classic literature courses covering literary masterpieces, cross culture genres and American ethnic literature. You can examine the art of the autobiography and the role of women writers.  We also have courses that delve into science fiction and the comic book as expressions of ideology.

Our literature courses will help you:

  • Understand characteristics shared by various types of literature.
  • Gain a perspective of American literature throughout various times in history.
  • See the connection between literature, poetry, plays and the societies that create them.
  • Analyze the impact of female writers, science fiction, comics and graphic novels.

Students can take advantage of helpful services, including technical support and online resources  such as the Center for Writing Excellence. You can take an individual class for personal development or apply your credit toward a degree program. Please note, if you plan on transferring to an outside educational institution, it is important that you check with them first to determine if credits are transferrable. 

We make continuing education convenient for working professionals. You can take literature courses online from anywhere, completing course work whenever it works for you. Get started now by calling 866.484.1815 or request more information.

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