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Comparative Literature (CMLIT)

CMLIT 010 (GH;IL) World Literatures (3) The development of literature around the world--from epic, legend, lyric, etc. in the oral tradition to modern written forms.

CMLIT 010 The Forms of World Literature: A Global Perspective (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

As a one-semester introduction to the range and diversity of world literature from the ancient past to the present, CMLIT 010 is intended to help you read (or listen to) a work of literature from any time or place and to appreciate it more fully--whether it belongs to the more familiar types of literature you may have read in the Western tradition or is a fable, folktale, hero story, play, or narrative from another cultural tradition. You will practice expressing your ideas through written exams and in-class and on-line discussions/activities. Discussion sessions allow interaction with the instructor and with other students in the class.

This course presents a global sampling of masterpieces of world literature. Through active class participation, you will become familiar with various literary genres and become proficient in the analysis of the similarities and differences between texts from many different time periods and cultures. CMLIT 010 is one of the choices of survey courses which can count toward the Comparative Literature major and the World Literature minor. This course also fulfills the General Education humanities requirement, the Bachelor of Arts humanities requirement, and the United States and International requirement.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Other Cultures and Humanities
Effective: Fall 2015

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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