World Literature Program

Goals & Purposes

WORLD LITERATURE PROGRAM | ENGLISH DEPARTMENT | CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
 

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World Literature I
World Literature II

 

 

GOALS AND PURPOSES

The main objective of the World Literature Program is to promote, through the study of literature, the intellectual, academic, professional, moral, and spiritual development of students. Encouraging consideration of the idea that literature offers-in addition to entertainment and aesthetic enjoyment-important insights concerning human nature and the human experience, the program strives to generate a dialogue revolving around the definition, character, and potential practical consequences/applications of literature and literary study. Important tasks and purposes of the program are to promote an understanding of individual literary works in their cultural/historical contexts; to engage in comparative and interdisciplinary thinking; and to characterize the norms and constants, in method and content, which unite the different literary traditions with each other and with other epistemological, scientific, artistic, and practical endeavors. Students in the program are expected to become familiar with selected literary texts, history, concepts, and terminology; to develop substantial reading, analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills; to gain an appreciation of the value and significance of cultural/artistic achievements; and to demonstrate awareness and understanding of the common and different values, ideals, and insights often expressed in works of literature from different cultures and historical periods.

 

 
last updated: 06/13/2006
 
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