Literature 220

LIT. 220 Introduction to World Literature I

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Course Description

Comparative study of selected works (poetry, prose, drama, and film), in translation and in English, of literature from around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and other areas, from antiquity to the mid or late seventeenth century. Focus on the major comparative literary traditions in a regional/geographic context and major authors representing literary traditions worldwide. Lectures, discussions, recorded readings, and writing of critical essays.

Units: 3

Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or P/NP)

  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended: None

Transfer Credit: CSU, UC. C-ID: ENGL 140.