2015-16 College Catalog

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ENGL-219 Asian Literature

This course studies characteristics and conventions in texts from ancient times to contemporary writings. Students will read, analyze, and research diverse and significant Asian literary texts in the context of their cultural values and historical periods and apply basic literary terms, concepts, and critical strategies while learning to appreciate the conventions of a variety of genres. Students will have the opportunity to devote significant time to the research and analysis of literature from a particular country, such as China or Japan, in addition to developing an appreciation for the vastness and diversity of Asian literary traditions. This course is writing intensive.





Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Identify and explain the significance of the different periods of Asian literature from ancient times to the present.

2. Recognize literary terms, concepts, critical strategies, and stylistic characters in the texts studied.

3. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking in the interpretation of texts.

4. Analyze literary works, using appropriate research and documentation.

5. Compose written and oral arguments showing Asian literature reflects its intellectual, social, historical, aesthetic, and multicultural contexts.

6. Evaluate the power of the literature to address personal values and goals and to challenge human endeavors.