Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Languages & Cultures School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Contact hours

Incompatible

CLCS1010

Assessment methods

Reading diary (60%) submitted 4 times through semester; final exam (40%)

Course coordinator

Dr Joe Hardwick

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

The course aims to introduce students to the international dimension of the Western literary tradition. Throughout this history, readers & writers were familiar with works in a variety of languages, & the great books all arise within a multilingual context. The course will draw on literatures written in English, French, German, Russian & Spanish, & the texts to be studied all register this context in some way. The course aims to build up a sense of this broad context, & to give students the opportunity to read some "great books" with the understanding that this brings. Some of these books will be old, & some very recent: we will read the recent ones in the light of the long tradition to which they belong, showing how they renew & sometimes change it radically. All texts will be studied in translation; the course does not presuppose any prior knowledge of any of the languages.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile