This course examines the relationship of the literary and musical arts. Comparative study focuses upon various practices, critical theories, and social, historical, and philosophical concepts that cross artistic boundaries and influence specific works of literature and/or musical arts. Class sessions include lecture, film and audio presentations, and group activities. Critical thinking is encouraged as students apply concepts to analysis of fiction, poetry, drama and musical compositions from western and non-western cultures. Credit may be earned for ENGL 3340 or MUSI 3340 but not for both. Successful completion of ENGL 2310 and MUSI 1310 is strongly recommended.