ENG-2171/2172 World Literature I, II

3 credits

Prerequisite: None. May be taken in sequence or separately.

The course introduces students to fiction, poetry, essays and drama in translation, mainly from the European tradition, but also including works from the Near and Far East and Latin America. World Literature I focuses on work by Homer, the Greek dramatist, Biblical and Buddhist writers, and the Chinese poet Tu Fu. Major figures in World Literature II include Dante, Rumi, Chekhov, Kafka and Neruda. Each work is looked at in its cultural context, though common themes and ideas are also examined. Meets Part II.A.1. of the GECC.