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ENGL 220 Masterpieces of World Literature I: 1500 BCE - 1600 CE

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course offers a survey of world literature in translation, from the ancient world through the European renaissance (approximately 1500 BCE - 1600 CE), including the established classic literature of the Near East, Greece and Rome, India, China, Japan, Africa, the Islamic world, and Europe. Students read and discuss a variety of authors from these regions, and address relevant social, cultural, and religious issues. Students critically analyze, in essays and papers, specific authors, works, themes, and other topics as assigned.

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