Classics of World Literature

Description

The course introduces students to a number of classic texts of international significance, thus familiarising them with major aspects of world literature. Texts written by foreign-language authors are examined in English translation.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Comprehension of texts in English and in English translation.

2. Critical analysis of texts.

3. Understanding of literary, historical, social and cultural movements associated with these texts.

4. Language development through discussion and writing about texts and theories related to them.

5. Independent research using secondary literature related to the prescribed texts.

Content

The course aims to provide an insight into major examples of world literature. Students will:

  • Engage in close reading
  • Use literary terminology relevant to the texts
  • Engage in practical criticism of literary technique
  • Express opinions about and give individual responses to texts
  • Refer to secondary literature
  • Discuss textual interpretations
  • Document textual interpretations

Assessment Items

Essay: 1500-word essay

Essay: 2000-word essay

Online Learning Activity: Online discussion exercise

Quiz: Quiz

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar combines lecture material and group discussion.