CMLIT 212

Civilization: World Literature 2

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

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.

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

Literary Analysis

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Understanding the Cultural Value of Literature

Learning Outcome

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

Title

Historical Knowledge

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Historical and Literary Understanding

Learning Outcome

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