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CMLT 2260H

Western World Literature II (Honors)
Fall Semester Instructor 1: 
Fall Course Time 1: 
TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Hours: 
3 hours
Fall Semester Information: 
Beginning with the Enlightenment, this class examines the rich and varied literature of the Western tradition––both the canonical and not so canonical––up to the present day. We will delve into the philosophical assumptions and aesthetic values of this literature, and divine the thematic undercurrents of race, class, gender, and sexuality that flow through and around the Western tradition. Our main textbook, The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, Vol. 2, is a hefty tome; it is unlikely that we will cover everything within its pages in 15 weeks. However, such a volume allows us a great degree of pedagogical flexibility. Students will have the opportunity to choose writers from the anthology for study either in class or at home, especially in Units Two, Three, and Four. The aim of this class is to familiarize students with a broad range of the canonical texts of the Western intellectual tradition, but also encourage critical thinking, enhance verbal and written skills, and last but not least, nurture a passion for reading. Hence, while we may delve into one of two writers in detail, we will take advantage of the extensive Norton Anthology and endeavor to read as much of the marvelous literature contained within its pages as is possible in one semester.
Course Description: 

Western world literature from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century.

Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 
WESTERN WORLD LITII
 
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