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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 426 - Survey of Developing World Literature

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course acquaints students with a variety of modern works by authors from Third World countries. As a result, students learn about the literature as well as the social, philosophical, and religious themes which concern writers in developing nations. Films may be used to give the students visual reference to what has been studied. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify specific authors and texts from Latin America, India, Africa, and the Middle East
  • Identify elements of short stories, novels and drama
  • Identify primary analytical components of literature: character, plot, setting, language
  • Identify emerging political, social, religious themes that particularly affect Third World countries

Prerequisites by Topic
  • No previous literature courses required; however, it is expected that the students will apply language arts skills learned in GS 1001   and speaking skills learned in GS 1003 .

Course Topics
  • Introduction to comparative literature (1 class)
  • Introduction to literary theory (2 classes)
  • Latin-American literature (6 classes)
  • African literature (9 classes)
  • Indian literature (8 classes)
  • Pacific Rim literature (3 classes)
  • Exams (2 classes)

Katherine Wikoff

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