Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2058 - Middle Eastern Literature

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 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): 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. 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.

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.

08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.


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