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Courses in World Literature

WLIT 205

Introduction to World Literature

A study of literature from multiple traditions, including Western, non-Western traditions, Global South, Global North. Readings may focus on a genre that runs across cultures, a specific historical period or an event/theme that affects a number of cultures. Crosslisted with ENG 250

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities-or-International Experience 1 course

WLIT 215

Topics in World Literature

This course offers close examination of global issues and features in literature, often those at the center of current critical interest. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

WLIT 315

Advanced Topics in World Literature

This course offers advanced, intensive examination of specific issues in World Literature, often those at the center of current critical interest. Examples may include translation issues; cross-cultural fertilizations; competing conceptions of world literature; literature in a global economy. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities-or-International Experience