Course outline department of English & Foreign Languages Georgia Southwestern State University engl 2110 World Literature Credit: Three (3) semester hours Catalog description: engl 2110. World Literature



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ENGL 2110 World Literature

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COURSE OUTLINE

Department of English & Foreign Languages

Georgia Southwestern State University

ENGL 2110

World Literature

Credit: Three (3) semester hours


Catalog description:

ENGL 2110. World Literature. A survey of important works of world literature. Prerequisites: ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above. (3-0-3)
Prerequisite(s):

ENGL 1102 passed with a grade of C or above.


Objectives and Learning Outcomes:

This survey course will focus on the major literary traditions of the world from Epic of Gilgamesh to the present in order to acquaint the student with a variety of literary masterpieces resulting in the student recognizing the sources of different concepts, comparing myths of several nations, and interpreting symbolic language of literature or art.


As a result of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. comprehend the significance of ideas,

  2. recognize the sources of different concepts,

  3. compare the myths of several nations,

  4. interpret the symbolic language of literature or art,

  5. gain criteria to make value judgments of other literary works.


Requirements:

Each professor teaching the course is responsible for establishing specific testing and writing requirements. These requirements and the grading scale will be provided by the individual instructor by a syllabus. However, every section of literature will require that a student write at least one essay outside of class. In addition to daily reading assignments, students will be required to write to demonstrate understanding and application of analytical skills.


Part of the course grade will be based on verbal communication skills. Clarity of expression, projection of voice to suit the audience, unity of thought (coherence), and level of syntax are some of the criteria that may be used in evaluation. The percentage of the course grade based upon oral communication skills will be left to the instructor’s discretion.

Teaching aids:

VCR/DVD, computers, overhead projectors, audio tapes, and other audio-visual aids are available for use by each instructor.


Evaluation procedures:

Procedures for evaluating the course are based on short answer and essay type tests, out of class essays, and class participation. The percentage of the course grade based upon oral communication skills will be left to the instructor’s discretion.


Textbooks:

Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces Expanded in One Volume, Norton.

One or two paperbacks chosen by the instructor (optional).







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