Dec 03, 2023
ENGL 221 - World Literature II
PREREQUISITES: ENGL 111 - English Composition
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2013
World Literature II introduces students to influential world literature from the mid-17th century through present times. Included will be a discussion of the major historical, cultural, intellectual, and political events that shaped this literature. Students will not only analyze and evaluate classical world literature with respect to themselves but also analyze and evaluate world literature in relation to global problem-solving/decision-making.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be expected to:
- Use critical thinking skills to gain insight into the cultural, historical, and literary contexts of major Western and non-western works.
- Understand major Western and non-Western literary forms, including poetry, drama, the essay, and fiction.
- Explain the diversity of cultures and the commonalities of human experience reflected in the literature of the world.
- Examine oneself and one’s culture through multiple frames of reference, including the perception of others from around the world.
- Use knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and alternate perspectives to think critically and solve problems.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the tools of literary analysis, including knowledge of appropriate terminology and of literary criticism.
- Use effective academic writing skills including ethical handling of primary and secondary sources.
COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -
- Literary periods (Neoclassicism, Realism, Romanticism, Naturalism, Modernism)
- Literary elements (theme, symbol, setting)
- Genres and subgenres (fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, essay)
- Key texts in Western and non-Western literary traditions (American, African, Asian, European, and Middle-Eastern)
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)