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LIT 206 World Literature
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: Arts   Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Global/International Awareness   Humanities  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Introduction to literary works from diverse global cultures, focusing on illuminating both the universality and diversity of human experience.

Prerequisites: RDG 094
ENG 101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify specific literary characteristics used in each national literature and/or literary period, such as theme, plot, literary techniques, and characterization development.
2. (Analysis Level) Successfully explain the interdependent relationship between specific historical, social, political and religious events and the literature that either evolved from or influenced these events.
3. (Analysis/Evaluation) Identify and explain how certain national literatures affect the literatures of other countries, geographic regions, or populations.
4. (Analysis Level) Explain the similarities and differences between Western and global socio-cultural, and/or artistic, and/or political values presented in select examples of world literature. Competently describe the differences between the characters' experiences and one's own.
5. (Evaluation Level) Apply literary and cultural studies theories to the interpretation of literary works read in the course.
6. (Application Level) Explain similarities and differences between the events and themes described in literature from around the world and current political, social, and cultural situations.
7. (Synthesis Level) Conduct primary and/or secondary research, evaluate sources for credibility, and avoid plagiarism by following appropriate documentation standards.
8. (Synthesis Level) Write coherent, logical, well-organized, and well-supported responses to literary works that demonstrate critical interpretation and evaluation of textual evidence, follow appropriate documentation standards, and demonstrate successful command of the conventions of Standard English.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None