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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 331 - Global World Literature: Antiquity to the Early Modern World

Units: 4
Detailed study of global world literatures; classics from Japan, Africa, Mesoamerica, India, and Western Europe will be studied.

Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 3999.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Discuss, in general terms, how selected global literary masterworks exemplify the historical periods and literary traditions from which they derive;
  2. Define the principal themes and problems that emerge from studies of representative global literary masterworks, and discuss–in both oral and written formats–the manifestations of those themes and problems within selected works;
  3. Demonstrate (1) an ability to analyze selected passages of literary texts and (2) an ability to use such analyses both to illuminate and complicate a reading of the texts in which these passages occur;
  4. Demonstrate an ability to identify, find, and use library resources (books, journals, concordances, lexicons, etc.) in global world literary studies, resources that may further the student’s work both in and beyond ENGL 331;
  5. Possess an understanding of critical theory and its relationship to literary critiques.

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