World Literature -1.0 Credit

Course Description:

This course employs a thematic approach to the study of literature. The development of the hero in literature is traced. Works are read in their entirety and typically include The Odyssey, Gawain and the Green Knight, Oedipus, the King, and Hamlet. Students write literary analysis papers and create multimedia presentations. The mechanics of writing are presented through a prescriptive approach in relation to specific writing tasks. Students are expected to generate their own topics and to develop their own voice and style. Assignments may include a persuasive essay, classification, cause and effect, and definition.