Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to World Literature

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description

Students will be introduced to classics of world literature with the goal of acquiring skills in close reading of narrative literature and poetry, to compare literature from different cultures and historical periods, and to increase understanding of other cultures besides their own. Literary texts will be read in English translation.


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend and have a clear understanding of key periods in literary history across various cultures worldwide;
  • Understand and analyze literature via close reading of texts, attuning themselves to nuances of meaning;
  • Place in context the great works of literature from other cultures, enriching their own perspectives.

*Course content subject to change