May 27, 2022
ENGL 201 - Introduction to World Literature I
(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL, GCP)
An introduction to world literature from antiquity through the mid-17th century, including oral traditions, poetry, fiction, the essay, and drama. Emphasis is placed on key ideas that express the commonality of the human spirit and experience across cultures. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Identify the characteristics of world literary traditions, authors, genres, and themes from antiquity to the mid-17th century.
- Apply various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
- Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
- Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
- Understand and apply the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of world literature from antiquity to the mid-17th century.
- Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
- Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
- Utilize technology in assignments.
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