ENGL 211 - Masterpieces of Early World Literature
(3,0) 3 Credits
General Education Course: Humanities-English Literature, Global and Cultural Awareness
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
In this literature course the class reads early works from around the world, including but not limited to East Asia, India, the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and pre-Renaissance Western Europe. The emphasis is on understanding the philosophical and cultural context in which the literary works are embedded. Students encounter and examine world views and values from a variety of cultural and historical perspectives. Among the topics discussed are mythology, religion, and the nature of the hero.
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