ENG 251 Syllabus

DIVISION: Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                                    Date:  February  2014

 Curricula in Which Course is Taught:   Liberal Arts

 COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:           English 251: Survey of World Literature I

Credit Hours: 3                               Hours/Wk Lecture:             3                      Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:  3


I.        CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Examines major works of world literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Lecture 3 hours per week.


II.        Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in Which It Is Taught:    Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the ability to read and think critically, write in an organized manner, listen objectively, locate and utilize information/resources, recognize the existence of different perspectives and culture values, and develop a historical consciousness.


III.        Required Background:     Prerequisite: ENG 112 or Division approval


IV.        Course Content: 

A.   Traditional literature: folk tales, myths, legends, fables

B.   Nonfiction

C.   Poetry and verse

D.   Short story

E.   Novel

V.   Learner Outcomes

The student will

A. Be able to respond critically and reflectively to literary works.

B. Be able to trace literary trends and movements

C. Be able to assess the quality of literary works

D. Be able to think and write critically about literary works

E. Develop an appreciation for world literature

VI.       Evaluation

Students must write at least two major critical analysis papers. In addition, faculty may assess students using essays, short answer tests, and/or other projects or assignments designed to assess mastery of course content.

All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

VII. This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding