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.
- 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