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World Literature Survey

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This class provides a survey of selected world literature across time, civilizations, and genres. Students will engage classics and lesser known works by authors from around the world to explore cultural themes and written human expression.



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Literatures of Myth: Creation Stories & Legends

    • Compare the creation stories of various world cultures.
    • Explain the role of creation stories and legends in culture.

    The Literatures of Religion: Foundations

    • Identify common themes among various religious teachings.
    • Compare foundation or origin stories of various religions.

    The Literatures of Society: Philosophy, Law, & Politics

    • Identify common themes in various philosophical works.
    • Explain how literature interacts with law and politics to enact cultural change.

    The Literatures of Conflict: War & Culture Clashes

    • Analyze the interaction between literature and world events such as war and conflict.

    The Literatures of Human Relations: Love & Family

    • Describe how literature reflects societal attitudes toward human relations.
    • Explain the role of literature in world culture.
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