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World Literature
WORLD LIT
CLASS CODE: ENG 362 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Letters requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Surveys contemporary and/or classical world literature with an emphasis on literary and cultural backgrounds.
(Recommended for English, Anthropology, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, and International Studies majors.)
TAUGHT: On demand.
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Exposure to the broadest possible range of literature to find meaning in human experience and understand varied peoples and ideas; exploration of influential literature from varied ethnicities, cultures, religions, historical periods, and philosophies; appreciation and enjoyment of great literature; reading, thinking, writing, and discussion skills.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand and appreciate literature as a valuable source of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic experience reflecting and enriching the human experience.
  2. Read literature within such contexts as nationality, historical period, ethnicity, and culture.
  3. Apply appropriate critical theories to literary texts.
  4. Continue developing library skills for literary research and document formal writing according to MLA guidelines.
  5. Integrate secondary texts into written work.
REQUIREMENTS: Extensive reading, discussion, and oral presentations. Interpretive and analytical papers totaling 15 pages. MLA documentation.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001