316 - Global Literature
Writing Intensive (WI):
Creative Writing (Fulfills Literature Option Only)
This course presents a study of global literature by engaging in critically informed analysis of texts from different geographical regions or cultural perspectives. Students will discover new modes for thinking about what “global literature” is, and how globalizing impulses have changed and shaped our world. One of the goals of the class is to analyze and discuss the works in their respective socio-historical contexts, with a special focus on the theme of encounter or “contact zones.” The impact of various factors such as migration, nationality, class, race, gender, generation, and religion will also be taken into consideration. The course can be repeated up to 2 times, for 6 semester credit hours, as long as the topics are different.