Classics of World Literature
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to demonstrate:
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.
The course aims to provide an insight into major writers from early times to the beginnings of modernity. Students will
* Engage in close reading of prose, verse and dramatic texts.
* 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
Modes of Delivery
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term