COURSE DESCRIPTION: ENGL 2333 features readings in selected works of representative writers of various cultures beginning from the 17th century through the present to analyze and evaluate the philosophical insights and aesthetic values of writers of various cultures. All of the texts we will read in English translations. The class will help students gain two key perspectives on literature. The first is an understanding of what makes literary writing different from ordinary prose and what tools work best to explore the insights that literary texts offer. The second is an understanding of the history of literary development—in particular the major movements that have defined literature for readers of the Western world. Written assignments are based on themes and concepts in the works studied.
Prerequisites: English 1301, 1302.
Class will be conducted primarily as a combination of lecture and class/group discussion. Students are expected to actively participate in class discussions and in small group discussion and presentation.