Literature Seminar: World Lit

We research world literature to create both a vocabulary and an environment for our own engagement with national and cultural frames. This course is designed to foster an understanding of the texts, contexts, and concerns which shape the various aesthetic, social, political, and ideological functions of the works we are looking at. The works are chosen from three different world regions, and through a linked theme or subject matter. We look at how aesthetic issues are addressed in each work, and examine the interconnection between emerging social issues and the function of the work in the era it is written in. The method of instruction for this class combines short lectures with class discussion, research, workshops, and in-class writing/reading experiments. Prerequisite: COR110 and Co-requisite: WRI210.
Course Number: WRI355
Units: 3.0