This course exposes students to a variety of readings drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and/or Oceania. While the reading and writing assignments will certainly require close literary analysis, the class will also attempt to situate the works culturally, historically, and theoretically. Humanities or English credit. Group 1 course.
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Interpret literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Evaluate literary works through textual explication and analysis of literary elements/conventions of each genre.
- Support critical claims with specific textual evidence and careful, well-articulated reasoning.
- Recognize matters of ethnicity and gender, relative to the cultural and historical contexts from which texts emerge.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Gain an understanding and appreciation of the beliefs, values, practices, and histories of other cultures through literary texts.
Learning How to Learn:
- Demonstrate a deeper appreciation for and understanding of literature and its significance for human beings.
- Recognize the importance of context, history, and tradition in the study of literature.
- Apply concepts and terminology of literary criticism to World Literature texts.