Civilization: Literature 1
Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities
Western civilization from antiquity to early Italian Renaissance, emphasizing socioeconomic, political, intellectual, and aesthetic developments, with primary focus on literary texts.
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Demonstrate a sound, general understanding of major literary texts and the intellectual history of Western culture, through the Italian Renaissance.
Show the capability to accurately and intelligently relate literary works to the main historical and philosophical trends of their times.
Be able to analyze literary texts carefully, critically, coherently, and persuasively, both in discussion and in writing, using the basic tools of literary criticism.
Explain what literature is and how its values are important to the study of Western civilization.