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
Joshua Commander University of North Georgia
Rachel Dean-Ruzicka Georgia Institute of Technology
Laine Derr University of North Georgia
Jason Dew Georgia State University
Karen Dodson University of North Georgia
Ashley Dycus University of West Georgia
Diana Edelman University of North Georgia
Chad Faries Savannah State University
Ann Marie Francis University of North Georgia
Nat Hardy University of North Georgia
Marina von Hirsch Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Anna Holloway Fort Valley State University
Napolita Hooper-Simonga University of West Georgia
Calley Hornbuckle Dalton State College
Joseph Jones Gordon State College
Annliss Jordan East Georgia State College
Juliet Kozee Georgia Highlands College
Elizabeth Kuipers Albany State University
Mina Kyounghye Kwon University of North Georgia
Betty LaFace Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
Lisa Lishman University of North Georgia
Laura McKee University of West Georgia
Dustin Michael Savannah State University
Joseph Milford Georgia Highlands College
Phillip Mitchell University of North Georgia
Neesha Navare-Michael University of North Georgia
Matthew Paproth Georgia Gwinnett College
Brian Ray Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Austin Riede University of North Georgia
Lydia Rogers Georgia Southwestern State University
Kevin Scott Albany State University
Elizabeth Steere University of North Georgia
Lisa Terrene Dalton State College
Shane Trayers Middle Georgia State University
Paul Wise University of West Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

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 – World Literature Reading and Writing Guidance
  • Unit 2: Literature of the Enlightenment
  • Unit 3: Early Modern Near East and Asia
  • Unit 4: An Age of Revolutions – Romanticism
  • Unit 5: An Age of Revolutions – Realism
  • Unit 6: Modernity and Modernism
  • Unit 7: Postmodernism, Postcolonialism and Magical Realism
  • Unit 8: Contemporary Literature

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

  • Attendance - 1%
  • Participation & Discussion - 24%
  • Final Researched Character Analysis - 20%
  • Writing Assignments - 30%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Major Project - Unit 4 Video Assignment - 10%

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