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Masterpieces of World Literature: 1600s to the Present - Honors

Course NumberLIT 229HW
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or permission of instructor and permission of the Honors Office. Surveys world literature from the 1600s to the present including but not necessarily limited to the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in either LIT 229W or LIT 229HW, but not in both. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and analyze the origins of literature in various cultures.
Objectives:
  1. Explain specific historical and cultural contexts in which various literary forms have developed.

Describe and analyze various aspects of the aesthetic experience that literature provides.
Objectives:
  1. Identify and apply principles for understanding specific works as forms of art.

Describe and analyze important recurring themes in world literature, including those from the Western tradition
Objectives:
  1. Compare in writing the common thematic concerns of two or more literary works.

Describe and analyze the interconnectedness of culture and literature
Objectives:

    Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
    Objectives:
    1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
    2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

    Practice intellectual curiosity and apply it in independent ways to deepen their understanding of course material.
    Objectives:
    1. Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor's discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor
    2. Actively engage with their peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor's discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material




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