Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
LIT 2331.501 presents a study of selected themes in world literature and serves as a prerequisite for upper-division literature courses. In this course, we will read and discuss literature as a reflection of the human effort to understand and navigate the world. We will examine the historical, cultural, and literary context of texts written by racial and cultural minorities, as well as other so-called "outsiders." Our goal will be to understand how these writers both challenge and expand their readers' world while addressing such topics as physical beauty, poverty, identity, racism, and war.
Esquirel, Laura, and Yareli Arizmendi. Like Water for Chocolate. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1994.
Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York: Plume Book, 1994.
Selected short stories, plays, and poems.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Reading responses, quizzes, short presentation, final paper (4-6 pages)