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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
Western Michigan University
  Jan 19, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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LANG 3750 - World Literature in English Translation: Views of Humanity

The content of the course will stress the observation and experience of non-Anglophone societies and cultures as depicted in major works of literature and/or cinema. All works will be studied in English translation. Universal themes about the human condition and insight into their treatment by representative writers and/or filmmakers will be presented. The course will consider the differences in treatment of individuals and society and will offer a comparison to contemporary life through various works and the social-historical background for each of the selections. The course may be repeated for credit with different content. This course satisfies General Education Proficiency 2: Baccalaureate-Level Writing, and General Education Area II: Humanities.

Credits: 3 hours

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