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Courses Required for Literature Majors


EP351 - World Literature

They say the world is shrinking, and maybe that's so; but its literature is growing day by day. To be a well-read citizen of the global village you need to take this course. In EP351 our mission is to explore literary, cultural, and political difference. Toward that end we might pair Basho's travel writing with Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels or Conrad's Heart of Darkness with Chinua Achebe's critique of Conradian imperialism. Crossing genres and historical periods, we will acquire knowledge of the development of literary forms, insight into the dynamic relationship between art and political change, and appreciation of the strange echoes that carry across cultural, religious, and geographical expanses. Take this course before you find yourself a lieutenant in a foreign land.

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