Course Descriptions

World Literature II – ENGL 2112


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

Name Office Phone Email
Frank Brevik Savannah State University
Rachel Dean-Ruzicka Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Dew Georgia State University - Perimeter College
Karen Dodson University of North Georgia
Diana Edelman University of North Georgia
Chad Faries Savannah State University
Ann Marie Francis University of North Georgia
Nat Hardy Savannah State University
Anna Holloway Fort Valley State University
Napolita Hooper-Simanga University of West Georgia
Juliet Kozee Georgia Highlands College
Kyounghye Kwon University of North Georgia
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
Lisa Lishman University of North Georgia
Laura McKee University of West Georgia
Dustin Michael Savannah State University
Joseph "Joe" Milford Georgia Highlands College
Phillip Mitchell University of North Georgia
Neesha Navare Savannah State University
Matthew Paproth Georgia Gwinnett College
Brian Ray Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Austin Riede University of North Georgia
Kevin Scott Albany State University
Elizabeth Lee Steere University of West Georgia
Shane Trayers Middle Georgia State University
Paul Wise University of West Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


  • FREE

Course Equivalency

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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