Menu

English

ENG 221

Literature of Western Civilization I
3 Credits • Fall • HU/hu • CC-CT

A sampling of landmark works of literature from Homeric Greece to medieval Europe (typically, The Iliad, portions of the Bible, some Platonic dialogues and Athenian tragedies, The Aeneid, Inferno) . In addition to cultural values of various eras, the course explores the nature of imaginative literature . It also seeks to improve reading comprehension, and to develop facility in the written expression of ideas . It complements courses in Western civilization and art history .

Prerequisite: Six credits of composition, or permission of the instructor.