Classics of World Literature
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
The course introduces students to a number of classic texts of international significance, thus familiarising them with major aspects of world literature. Texts written by foreign-language authors are examined in English translation.
1. Comprehension of texts in English and in English translation.
2. Critical analysis of texts.
3. Understanding of literary, historical, social and cultural movements associated with these texts.
4. Language development through discussion and writing about texts and theories related to them.
5. Independent research using secondary literature related to the prescribed texts.
The course aims to provide an insight into major examples of world literature. Students will:
Engage in close reading
Use literary terminology relevant to the texts
Engage in practical criticism of literary technique
Express opinions about and give individual responses to texts
Refer to secondary literature
Discuss textual interpretations
Document textual interpretations
Essay: 1500-word essay
Essay: 2000-word essay
Online Learning Activity: Online discussion exercise
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.