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LIT 2230 Great Books of the Western World

A chronological survey of the major literary works of periods of Western culture beginning with the Greeks and progressing through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Neo-Classicism and Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism and Modernism.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Recognize major literary themes and myths of the Western Tradition and their influence on Western culture, historically and today.
  • Identify different eras of Western Civilization and the ways literature of the periods both influences and is influenced by those eras.
  • Recognize major literary genres as they have developed in the course of Western literary history and read samples of various genres.
  • Identify great writers and books in the Western tradition and examine why some works are considered classics.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Literature
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Freeland
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 27
Section: 501
Open Seats: 27
Section: 501