ENG 240 - World Literature I

Course Description

The selective study of great representative literary works of the world from antiquity to modern times with emphasis on their social, cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Special attention is given to the literature of continental Europe, Asia and Africa. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Identify the major historical characteristics of the three periods covered (ancient world, the medieval period and the Renaissance). List literary form and content that lets us differentiate among the three periods. Discuss (both orally and in writing) examples of literature in each period. Discuss the influence of early periods on later ones. Compare and contrast the characteristics of the three periods.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3


Course Prerequisites: ENG 112