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Courses in World Literature

WLIT 105

Introduction to World Literature (formerly WLIT 205)

This course is an introduction to literature in translation from multiple traditions across national boundaries. Readings include fiction, drama, and poetry. The course aims to develop literary sensibilities conducive to students' self-reflection on cultural difference and their own globally-situated identities and responsibilities. Cross-listed with ENG 141.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities-or-Global Learning 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-Global Learning