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

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ENGL 2063 - Women in Literature: World Voices

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze and explore literary works by contemporary women writers from six major regions of the non-Western world such as the Caribbean, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia. Readings include translated short stories, poems, plays, and novels. Students are encouraged to better understand an increasingly interdependent world and be exposed to some intellectual and psychological challenges posed by values and ways of life that are very different from their own.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Women in Literature: World Voices
  2. Literary tradition/ history of women writing in the non-western regions of the world The Caribbean Latin America Sub-Saharan Africa The Middle East South Asia East Asia
  3. Strategies of literary criticism with emphasis on feminist approach.

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

  1. articulate an informed personal reaction to translated literature written by women.
  2. describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in historical and contemporary dimensions in literary works by world women writers.
  3. analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  4. articulate and defend the actions they would take or propose on various global issues.
  5. demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious, and linguistic differences in works by women authors.
  6. evaluate critically specific international issues or problems in the light of understanding about the cultural, economic, and political differences among different states and societies in the world.
  7. understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens, including women, share for their common global future.

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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