ENG 270E : Introduction to Literature: Literary History: World Literature: Classical Times to 1600



Class Hours

Class Hours3 lecture


"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring (once every 3 semesters)


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.


Diversification: Literatures — DL