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LITERATURE AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION
“Literature and Western Civilization is a survey of Western cultures and their evolution through the lens of literature. The course guides learners through the great literary periods, authors, and works, ranging from the 5th century BCE through the 20th century CE….”
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Literature and Western Civilization is a survey of Western cultures and their evolution through the lens of literature. The course guides learners through the great literary periods, authors, and works, ranging from the 5th century BCE through the 20th century CE.
Course modules are organized by major periods in Western civilization, and feature lessons on the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of each period. Within this civilizational framework, each module also features five selected authors and works that are representative of that era.
In each lesson, learners explore the development of the Western literary canon and gain valuable experience in reading and understanding literature. Reflection and writing assignments also provide ample practice for textual analysis and composition.
Abridged Table of Contents
- Introduction to Literature
- The Language and Genres of Literature
- The Classical Period
- The Medieval Period and the Middle Ages
- The Renaissance Period
- The Reformation Period and the Counter Reformation Movement
- The Baroque PeriodExploration and Conquest Narratives
- The Enlightenment Period and Neoclassicism
- Revolution and Romanticism: Europe
- Revolution and Romanticism: The Americas
- Realism, Naturalism, and Symbolism
- Theories of Reading and Understanding Literature and Art
- Integration of literature and Western civilization through the major periods of cultural development beginning with Ancient Greece.
- Complete contextualization of major periods in Western civilization, including lessons on Historical Context, Philosophy Movements, and Cultural Developments
- Video overviews of each author, his or her major works, and significance in literature and civilization
- Reading selections and model explications for all literary works presented
- Access to full texts, in multiple formats, for all literary works presented
- Engaging journaling activities for personal engagement and/or instructor evaluation
- Stackable Lessons™ technology for course flexibility and improved concept coverage
- Integrated literacies and competencies with each lesson
- Printable versions for each lesson to support study preferences and offline access
- Dynamic study tools, including, glossary, customizable toolbox, notes, and journal
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