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Course Description

English - ENG 275

World Literature - Casebook Studies of Universal Themes (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course will examine a variety of international literary works pertaining to common literary themes. Such themes will be explored through poetry, drama, fiction and/or non-fiction. Works not originally written in English will be read in translation.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • ENG 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.


  • ENG 102 and college-level reading.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Discover authors and titles of literary works from a variety of cultures around the world.
  • Investigate global themes as they manifest themselves in literary works from world cultures.
  • Conduct research about authors and works of world literature.
  • Derive plausible evaluations of literary works from various world cultures.
  • Interpret the artistic elements (character, plot, setting style, theme, etc.) of literary works.
  • Relate course themes to current, global issues.
  • Explore universal themes in world literature.
  • Construct an oral presentation on one or more universal themes in world literature.
  • Integrate primary and secondary sources into a documented research paper analyzing world literature.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.