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World Literature II – ENGL 2112

Description

A survey of important works of world literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.


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After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Demonstrate the ability to compare, contrast and understand diverse literary texts, authors, and genres.
  • Analyze themes and ideas pertinent to World Literature from the mid-seventeenth century to the present.
  • Comprehend how historical or literary movements shape our understanding of literature.
  • Unit 1 - Introduction
  • UNIT 2 - Analyzing Literary Genres and History
  • UNIT 3 - Literature of the Later Early Modern Period
  • UNIT 4 - Literature of the Enlightenment
  • UNIT 5 - Colonialism and Expansionism Literature
  • UNIT 6 - Literature of the Industrial Revolution
  • UNIT 7 - Modernism and Post-War Literature
  • UNIT 8 - Postmodern and Postcolonial Literature

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Discussions and Participation – 35%
  • Writing Assignments (2) – 30%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Final Researched Essay – 20%
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