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

Course NumberENG 229HW
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 4, WRITING LEVEL 4 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of "C", or 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 only one of: ENG 229HW, ENG 229W, LIT 229HW, or LIT 229W. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.
  1. Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
  2. Identify various literary genres.
  3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
  4. Identify qualities of literary works that distinguish them as masterpieces.

Participate in writing to learn activities.
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
  4. Describe in writing important recurring themes in world literature, including those from the Western tradition.

Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse nature of the cultural and historical context for this body literature.
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how literary works can both reflect and transcend the time and culture in which they were written.
  2. Identify the limitations of translation in conveying the style and meaning of original works.

Apply intellectual curiosity in independent ways to deepen the understanding of course material.
  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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