ENG 253 : World Literature to 1600
Class Hours3 lecture
"C" or higher in ENG 100.
Students read selected major works of world literature from classical times (Generally beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh from around 2000 B.C.) through the 16th century, or the time of Shakespeare. Students will look at works from all the major cultures of the world. They will discuss these works in relation to their context, ideas, intended meaning, and historical significance. Literary movements and methods of interpretation also will be discussed.