COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARYENG 251-252 Survey of World Literature I - II
3 cr.) (3 cr.)
Prerequisite-ENG 112 or its equivalent or divisional approval.
Examines major writers selected from a variety of literary traditions.
Involves critical reading and writing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
General Course Purpose
T'his course exists primarily to introduce the student to selected works which represent
the development of world literature. Such a course of study will include a recognition of
the cultural (philosophical, religious, political, etc.) movements that may influence or
be influenced by the works studied. The course will also increase the student's abilities
in literary analysis and written composition.
Entry Level Competencies
Common Goals for Principal Literature Surveys
Obiectives Specific to World Literature:
1) Student will gain a familiarity with selected masterpieces of world literature.
2) Student will gain a familiarity with major literary and cultural characteristics
3) .Student will increase his or her proficiency in literary analysis and written
Major Topics to be Included
1) Familiarity with selected literary works and cultural characteristics of the ancient
world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Neoclassical period, the Romantic period,
Realism, Naturalism, and the modern world.
2) Familiarity with selected literary works and cultural characteristics of Asia, Africa,
the Middle East, and South America.Literary analysis of these works.
3) Familiarity with literary terms and common analytic approaches
1) Familiarity with the historical development of selected historical genres.
2) Familiarity with such other elements of content which the instructor may select. These
elements will be congruent with the course purpose, course objectives or elements of
content described above.
Last Revised: February 1994