ENG 241 - World Literature II

Course Description

Continues the balanced, selective study of great representative literary works of the world from the Renaissance to the present day in their geographical, historical, economic, political and sociological contexts. The "emerging" literatures-works by women, colonials, post-colonials and those groups generally denied a voice-are studied in an attempt to enlarge the canon and render it inclusive. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Identify the major writers and literary influences of the cultures studied. Identify dominant themes/concerns in the established and emerging literatures. Recognize the identifying characteristics of the literature of each culture as well as the universals evident in all literatures. Demonstrate an awareness of the struggle of writers of the emerging literatures to find a voice, an audience and a hearing. Articulate their responses to the cultures and writers encountered in the form of analytical/argumentative, researched and documented essays.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 112