May 18, 2022
ENG 229HW - Masterpieces of World Literature: 1600s to the Present - HonorsCredits: 3
Surveys world literature from the 1600s to the present including but not necessarily limited to the masterpieces of the Western tradition. Concentrates on recurring themes, such as a person's relationship to God and nature, individual and social morality, liberty and responsibility, social and economic justice, and the search for a meaningful existence. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in one of the following: ENG 229HW or ENG 229W , LIT 229HW or LIT 229W.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 4, WRITING LEVEL 4 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of the Honors Office
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Analyze literature in the subject area.
- Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
- Identify various literary genres.
- Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
- Identify qualities of literary works that distinguish them as masterpieces.
- Participate in writing to learn activities.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
- Describe in writing important recurring themes in world literature, including those from the Western tradition.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse nature of the cultural and historical context for this body literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how literary works can both reflect and transcend the time and culture in which they were written.
- Identify the limitations of translation in conveying the style and meaning of original works.
- Apply intellectual curiosity in independent ways to deepen the understanding of course material.
- Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor’s discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor.
- Actively engage with their peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor’s discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material.
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