This course continues the balanced, selective study of great representative literary works from the Renaissance to the present day in their geographic, historic, socio-economic, and political contexts. Attention is given to genres, writing styles, and applicable critical approaches. The "emerging" literatures--works by women, colonials, post-colonials and those groups generally denied a voice--are studied in an attempt to enlarge the cannon and render it inclusive.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify and discuss major writers and their influences in and contributions to world literature
Discuss dominant themes/genres/writing styles in the established and emerging literatures
Identify major historical and philosophical influences of modern life as they are represented in literary artifacts
Demonstrate in discussions and writing an awareness of the struggle of writers of the emerging literatures to find a voice, an audience, and a hearing.
Respond to the writers and literature encountered in the form of critical, analytical, and/or argumentative multi-source essays that employ current information literacy techniques and apply correct MLA documentation.
College Academic Learning Goals Designations: Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) and Global Understanding (GU)