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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 placement test score of 22 ACT, 29 SAT or 108 CPT.


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.