Course Abstract Details

ENGL-202, Modern World Writers

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

ENGL-202, Modern World Writers, offers a study of modern and contemporary writers from varying cultures and continents, exploring their contributions to world literature. Students will study a body of comparative literature that explores cultural identities and conflict. Works could range from those of the eighteenth century to the present, such as from Swift to Garcia Marquez. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL-101 or ENGL-103. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES   ENGL-202 is designed to develop your ability to interpret texts and write clearly about literature. In this course, you will:   

1. Name and characterize major voices that have contributed to the creation of the body of modern and contemporary literature. (GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

2. List characteristics of specific literary periods, movements, or themes, and demonstrate how a selected work is or is not characteristic of them. (GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) 

3. Construct valid arguments about selections of literature through a process of close critical reading and classroom discussion. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H5; H7) 

4. Conduct research to develop clear and insightful literary interpretations. (GE1; GE2; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5; H7; E6; E7) 

5. Compare and contrast literary texts and writers from western and nonwestern cultures. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; E1; E2; E4; E5) 

6. Place literary texts in their historical, political, intellectual, and cultural contexts. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5; E4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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