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 characteristics of early literature (the ancient world to the Renaissance) from Asia, North and South America, Europe, Oceania, and Africa as these relate to literary artifacts. Discuss in writing how literature works in conversation across cultures by demonstrating an understanding of global and historical themes, influences, and styles as these relate to both specific cultural stories and to stories across cultures. Compare and contrast literary form and content, including genres, authorship, and styles of writing, that allow us to differentiate and compare stories from across the globe. Compose essays that analyze literary works, including those or marginalized or under-represented peoples, in relation to various social, economic and historic contexts, and/or aesthetic traditions Demonstrate an ability to analyze and/or synthesize secondary sources, use current information literacy techniques, and document sources according to MLA-style in the context of a multi-source project.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 112