EH 4365 -- WORLD LITERATURE
World Literature Syllabus
Since this class is being offered, technically, independent study, I will forgo most of the syllabus material that you usually see. I have attempted to assign readings that are pertinent to your travels during this international studies experience. I have provided a list of readings for you, a schedule and due dates for papers. Please provide a WEEKLY reading log of the material you are covering, discussing what the material was about. I have given you websites for all but the Biblical readings.
Please begin the course by reading an overview of Greek Literature found at http://history-world.org/greek_art.htm.
Course Summary: A survey of literary works of world cultures from approximately 600 BCE to 1700 AD. Cultural influences and thematic evolution through various historical periods are examined.
Course outcomes: Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
- Explore, interpret, analyze, and respond to major themes of world literature, diverse genres, and diverse perspectives.
- Recognize and understand the techniques of characterization, tone, mood, point of view, and imagery.
- Become aware of the difficulties inherent in translation.
- Develop multicultural awareness through reading, reflection, application, and writing.
- Gain further understanding of themselves and others, and critically examine their own beliefs and attitudes.
- Become familiar with a representative sample of classic texts from western literature.
- Develop the ability to comprehend difficult material and what your views are regarding the reading.
|Reading Logs|| 20%|
|Essay #1 || 15%|
|Essay #2|| 15%|
|Essay #3|| 15%|
|Essay #4|| 20%|
|Final Exam|| 15%|