E f316K • Masterworks of Literature: World
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
The subjective, imaginative qualities of literature offer insights into places around the globe that can be far keener than historical or political tracts. But there will be plenty of historical and political background in this course because it's essential to understanding the vitality and significance of the creative work we will read. The ultimate purpose is a traditional humanistic one: to broaden our perspective of the world by examining the experience of people in different places and times. There's more than literary tourism at stake, though, at a time when the traditional American indifference to the violence we inflict on other peoples has taken such a belligerent form.
Take-home midterm 40%
Take-home final exam 50%
Class participation 10%
Please note that four unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.
Both exams must be done, or a failing grade will be assigned.
Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume F: The 20th Century