Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2052 - Contemporary World Literature

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze and explore Contemporary World Literature from 1945 to the present. Course offerings may include poetry, fiction, and/or drama with a global perspective.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

  1. Contemporary World Literature
  2. New voices
  3. Post-modernism
  4. Postcolonialism
  5. The expanding canon
  6. Writing from oppression

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

  1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in Contemporary World Literature.
  2. articulate an informed personal reaction to works in Contemporary World Literature.
  3. analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions as reflected in contemporary world literature
  4. analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  5. analyze basic literary elements in works studied
  6. respond critically to works in Contemporary World Literature.
  7. analyze contemporary world literature in relation to international cultural, economic, and political differences.
  8. demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences in contemporary world literature.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.

08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.


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