Course Catalog

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

NUMBER COURSE TITLE
LIT 50
Principles of Storytelling

3 Unit(s)

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.

View Course Sections: Summer 2021 , Spring 2021 , Fall 2020

LIT 100
Business, Psychology, and Modern Literature

3 Unit(s)

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.

View Course Sections: Summer 2021 , Spring 2021 , Fall 2020

LIT 160
Business in Movies

3 Unit(s)

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

View Course Sections: Spring 2021 , Fall 2020

LIT 198
Special Topics in Literature

13 Unit(s)

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.

LIT 198E
Between the Lines: Marginalized and Controversial Voices in Literature

3 Unit(s)

Students will explore diverse, unconventional, and marginalized authors whom they may not have studied previously because their work was excluded from the traditional canon of English literature. These important literary voices more accurately represent the diverse population of contemporary society and this course will provide students with an invaluable opportunity to engage with the challenging themes they tackle. Students will read work from a wide range of authors, spanning multiple generations and genres. This is a special topics course that may cover different authors each time the course is offered.

View Course Sections: Summer 2021

LIT 199
Directed Study in Literature

13 Unit(s)

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.