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ENGL 2058 - Middle Eastern Literature

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course, intended for all students, will analyze and explore Middle Eastern literature in the post-colonial era. It will examine major representative works of poetry, fiction and drama written by well-known Middle Eastern authors representing a variety of Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000  or above or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Basic literary elements and forms
  2. Middle Eastern Literature Colonialism Post-colonialism Tradition, change, and modernity National identity Gender issues Political corruption

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the scope and variety of works in Middle Eastern literature.
  2. Analyze Middle Eastern literature in relation to international cultural, economic, and political differences.
  3. Analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  4. Analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of groups, states and societies in post colonial Africa and the Middle East as reflected in Middle Eastern literature.
  5. Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  6. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in Middle Eastern literature.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences in Middle Eastern literature.
  8. Respond critically to works in Middle Eastern literature.


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