The student will read and respond to masterpieces of world literature from earliest times to the 18th century. The works’ relevance for contemporary readers will be examined. This broad based exploration of the ancient world, as seen through its literary art, exposes students to a wide variety of cultures, histories and regions. Those regions include works from Africa, the Middle East, China, Japan, India, Central Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Prerequisite: ENGL 095, ENGL 097 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in writing; READ 092, READ 095 or satisfactory completion of the College’s basic skills requirement in reading.