Welcome to English 2226, Masterpieces
of World Literature. This course is offered for
3 semester hours and is IAI transferable (IAI H3 907). This
course fulfills humanities credits toward an Associate
of Arts degree at College of DuPage. It also satisfies
the Global/Multicultural Studies Requirement.
During the term, we will encounter both historic
and contemporary literature, explore ways of relating to
the unfamiliar, learn more about the world and ourselves,
and ponder what it means to be human.
Course readings include a text (mammoth, but
we'll be reading only selected portions), professor essays,
an occasional feature film (viewing rather than reading,
of course, although the two are related), and an occasional
article available online from the College of DuPage library
and perhaps other online sources. Students are welcome to
explore the Internet on their own to discover sites related
to our course.
Activities include reading, writing informally
on worksheets and in journals, writing formal essays, and
participation in posted discussions you can access at your
convenience within specified time frames. Students are encouraged
to contact one another as well as the instructor to discuss
course related issues. There will be a mid-term and final.
Since this is a 3 credit class, students should
expect to spend from 10 to 15 hours a week, during the
16-Week session, working with course
materials and reading selections.