Literature courses, as the level increases, move toward more sophisticated study. Courses on the 200-level introduce important literary periods and writers, develop literary vocabulary and encourage critical/analytical abilities by means of short essays and discussion exams. Courses on the 300-level provide information in greater depth, extend literary vocabulary and critical/analytical abilities and introduce critical approaches and research techniques. Courses on the 400-level encourage close analysis through intensive reading and extended research projects.
Advanced writing courses focus on the writing process to develop, more fully, analytical and creative writing skills.