May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

ENGL 2310 - Early World Literature

3 sem hrs cr

This course is an in-depth study of a variety of world prose, poetry, and/or drama from the ancient period, the medieval period, and the pre-modern period. Students will also research literary topics and write analytical papers. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020  

In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

  Formerly/Same As (Formerly ENG 2040)

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to…

  • explain the ways that early world literary works emerge from and respond to particular cultures, historical moments, and values.
  • use early world literature as a lens through which the ideas, forces and values that have shaped the modern world can be assessed critically from a multicultural point of view.
  • use early world literature to practice the critical and analytical methodologies of the Humanities or Fine Arts.

Course Objectives

  • To practice reading literary texts as pieces of Art to be analyzed in terms of theme and aesthetic complexity
  • To practice using literary texts as tools to facilitate discussions of enduring human values that students are likely to confront in contemporary America
  • To practice reading literary texts as cultural artifacts that reflect the socio-political conflicts of their time and place and to facilitate discussions of socio-political issues that students are likely to confront in contemporary America
  • To practice writing and argumentation skills
  • To practice reading comprehension and rhetorical analysis skills