Introduction to World Literature (Credit: 2 or 3 hours)
ECTS 4 or 5
This course is designed to cultivate the student’s understanding of and appreciation for literature from traditions around the world and from classical works into the modern era. Students will discover several reasons why Christians should read both Christian and mainstream literature.In this course the author presents the origins of literary traditions, the various types of literature readers may encounter, the elements that identify not only different literary forms (such as fiction, poetry, and drama) but also the subgenres of those forms, and how understanding the elements of literature will deepen both the reading and understanding of God’s Word and the Christian life experience. The author uses many examples from world literature to present effective methods for seeing the elements of good literature at work.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Explain how literature aids in understanding human nature and the search for spiritual truth.2.Identify the purpose and importance of storytelling in presenting biblical truth.3.Categorize literary forms found in the Bible.4.Identify universal themes in literature from different cultures.5.Critically read, analyze, and interpret literary texts from a Christian perspective.6.Write literary analyses, employing textual evidence.7.Employ literary illustrations in communicating biblical truth.8.Recognize and apply literary terms to relevant kinds of literature.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•