ENG 205 The Western Literary Tradition

ENG 205 The Western Literary Tradition

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ENG 205  The Western Literary Tradition

Credit Hours:  3.0            Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 102

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  The literary tradition of the western world is examined from its ancient roots through its culmination in the European Renaissance.  Students will do an intensive study of selected literary masterpieces.

General Education Goals: ENG 205 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Humanistic Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity.  The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.  ENG 205 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the universality and diversity of cultural values of the western world as expressed in its literature;
  2. apply critical and analytical approaches to the study of literature; and
  3. write critical and analytical essays about literary works.


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