BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Advanced Literature Comprehension

LIT 047

Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Aubrey Dawn Johnson
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course provides an exploration of proven masters in major genres, including epic poetry, short story, drama, and the novel. Major themes include love of self, of others, and of principle.

Course Content:

1. The Great English Epic: Beowulf
2. Love in Structure: The Sonnet
3. Love through Imagination: Art Ballads and Odes
4. A Dark Side of Love: The Romantic Short Story
5. Contradiction and Contrast: The Short Story from a Victorian View
6. The Victorian Novel: The Picture of Dorian Gray
7. Modern Poetry: The Magic of Robert Frost
8. Modern Drama: Pygmalion

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


The novels required may be available at a local library or bookstore.
Required Materials Cost
   Lit 047 - CD     Included in tuition
   Printed Course Packet     Included in tuition