Comparative Arts and Letters

Civilization: World Literature 2

Civilization: World Literature 2
Major world civilizations, with an emphasis on comparative study of Asian and other non-Western traditions with Western traditions, from 1500 AD to the present, emphasizing socioeconomic, political, intellectual, and aesthetic developments, with primary focus on literary texts.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes: 

Literary Analysis

By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze literary works from several traditions carefully, critically, coherently, and persuasively, both in discussion and in writing, using basic tools of literary criticism.

Understanding the Cultural Value of Literature

Students will be able to explain what litearture is and how its values are important to the study of world civilizations.

Historical Knowledge

Students will demonstrate a general, sound understanding of the intellectual and literary history of the Western and Asian cultures studied in class, and they will also be able to articulate the relationship between Western and Asian cultures and how each influences and conceives of the other.

Historical and Literary Understanding

Students will accurately and intelligently relate literary works to the main historical and philosophical trends of their times.