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Spring 2018

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LIT215 - World Literature
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Critical analysis of literature outside the Western canon. Examines works in translation from different traditions and across various genres and historical periods. Rotating subjects may include, but are not limited to, Asian literature, Middle Eastern literature, and Latin American literature. Prerequisite: ENG101.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1.*Describe in writing or in oral presentation at least three historical and sociopolitical contexts of the continent or tradition under study;
2.Discuss in writing or in oral presentation a minimum of three commonly agreed upon themes and/or aesthetic concerns, to demonstrate knowledge of those concerns particular to the continent or tradition under study;
3.Discuss in writing or in oral presentation a minimum of three commonly agreed upon literary devices, structures, and/or forms of expression, to demonstrate knowledge of those devices or forms of expression particular to the continent or tradition under study;
4.Write a standard composition (two to five pages) identifying at least six concepts appropriate to the literary form under study, and analyzing their influence on the form, to demonstrate familiarity with literary works of nonfiction including autobiography, essay, and oratory;
5.Analyze prose fiction, discussing in writing at least five concepts, to demonstrate competence with the concepts of character development, point of view, setting, imagery, and theme;
6.Analyze poetry, discussing in writing at least four concepts, to demonstrate competence with the concepts of speaker, figures of speech, patterns of rhyme and meter, and theme;
7.Analyze drama, discussing in writing at least six concepts, to demonstrate competence with the concepts of plot, character, setting, dialogue, movement, and theme.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
I. Designated Continent/Tradition #1

A. Overview of geography, history, language, culture
B. Discussion of selected ancient and/or modern works with attention to the literary
conventions of specific genres pertinent to the tradition under study
C. Written and oral analysis of individual works of literature

II. Designated Continent/Tradition #2

A. Overview of geography, history, language, culture
B. Discussion of selected ancient and/or modern works with attention to the literary
conventions of specific genres pertinent to the tradition under study
C. Written and oral analysis of individual works of literature



Effective Term: Spring 2003