Course Catalog

Golden Gate University offers degree and certificate programs at four teaching centers and online.

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NUMBER COURSE TITLE
LIT 50
PRINCIPLES OF STORYTELLING

Examines the processes by which storytelling makes human experience intelligible. Students will analyze the various narrative devices through which stories are constructed across a variety of media and in real-world applications, interpret the meanings that result from different kinds of storylines, and evaluate how effectively storytelling shapes and influences understanding and cognition. Students will review how narrative operates in business case studies as well as in works of fiction and non-fiction as they develop a framework for broad, integrative learning, critical thinking and communication skills.

Prerequisite: English 1A or equivalent., Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2018 , Fall 2017

LIT 100
BUSINESS, PSYCHOLOGY, AND MODERN LITERATURE

Explores the psychosocial quest for community, broadly conceived, by reflecting on selected group narratives and their impact on individuals, using classics from modern literature. This course uses a systems theory orientation to elaborate ways certain individuals and groups psychologically affect and are psychologically affected by particular economic conditions, including relative personal/familial wealth, perceived status, and relative perceptions of "work". The course implements psychological techniques from three popular schools of psychotherapy (Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral) to aid our character/group analyses, in an effort to understand more deeply why and how psychological distress arises in the characters, and how economic forces help shape such anxieties, malaise, and a relative sense of hopefulness.

Units: 3

LIT 150
BUSINESS IN LITERATURE

Examines business and social values in American life as reflected in stories, novels, and plays of the past and present.

Prerequisite: ENGL 1A., Units: 3

LIT 160
BUSINESS IN MOVIES

Looks at business in American life as reflected in movies, from slapstick comedy to Wall Street drama.

Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2018 , Fall 2017

LIT 198
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE

Examines specific topics, authors or genres in English, American or world literature. This may taken more than once, provided the topic is not repeated.

Prerequisite: Consent of the department., Units: 1 - 3

LIT 198D
PRINCIPLES OF STORYTELLING

Examines the processes by which storytelling makes human experience intelligible. Students will analyze the various narrative devices through which stories are constructed across a variety of media and in real-world applications, interpret the meanings that result from different kinds of storylines, and evaluate how effectively storytelling shapes and influences understanding and cognition. Students will review how narrative operates in business case studies as well as in works of fiction and non-fiction as they develop a framework for broad, integrative learning, critical thinking and communication skills.

Prerequisite: English 1A or equivalent., Units: 3

LIT 199
DIRECTED STUDY IN LITERATURE

Provides individual study of selected topics under supervision of a faculty member. Students are limited to one directed study course per trimester.

Prerequisite: Consent of the department., Units: 1 - 3