Course Descriptions

Literature

LIT 205
World/Non-Western Literature
3 credits

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of Non-Western literature. The study will cover selected literary works from India, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Latin America. Students will examine the influence of politics, religion, economics, and geography on literary expression. They will also explore the influence of the literature and culture of Non-Western countries on American culture. Students will engage in close reading: they will be asked to analyze literature inductively, using clues from the surface level of literature (literary devices) to create larger truths they see in the literature. Student analysis of literature will be expressed through essays, presentations, and other activities.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 122 or COM 245