CMLIT 202

Civilization: Literature 2

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Western civilization from Europe's high Renaissance to the present, emphasizing socioeconomic, political, intellectual, and aesthetic developments, with primary focus on literary texts.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Literature and Civilization

Learning Outcome

Explain what literature is and how its values are important to the study of Western civilization.

Title

Literature, History, and Philosophy

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Western Literary History: Renaissance to Present

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a sound, general understanding of major literary texts and the intellectual history of Western culture, from the Italian Renaissance to the present.

Title

Critical Analysis and Effective Communication

Learning Outcome

Be able to analyze literary texts carefully, critically, coherently, and persuasively, both in discussion and in writing, using the basic tools of literary criticism.