lit210 | undergraduate

World Literature

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This course covers fiction, drama, poetry, and essay by major world authors throughout history. Students will focus on literary devices and conventions of each literary genre through the following activities: matching exercises and literary matrices, short essays and literature evaluations on specified literature selections, and a final comparative essay of any two pieces of literature covered in the course.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Elements of Fiction

    • Identify literary devices and conventions used in fictional writing.

    Working with Fiction

    • Compare and contrast the themes and writing styles of various authors of fiction.
    • Assess the effectiveness of an author's use of devices and conventions in fictional literature.

    Working with Drama

    • Assess the effectiveness of an author's use of devices and conventions in writing drama.
    • Compare and contrast the themes and writing styles of various dramatic authors.

    Elements of Poetry

    • Identify literary devices and conventions used in poetry.

    Working with Poetry

    • Assess the effectiveness of an author's use of devices and conventions in poetry.
    • Compare and contrast the themes and writing styles of various poetic authors.

    Elements of Essays

    • Identify literary devices and conventions used in essays.

    Comparing Literature

    • Compare and contrast various forms of literature.

    Elements of Drama

    • Identify literary devices and conventions used in drama.

    Studying Literature

    • Explain how a society's literary canon reflects its cultural tradition.
    • Define terms and techniques used in fiction, drama, poetry, and essays.
    • Describe methods used in writing about literature.
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