English 3: World Literature

DESCRIPTION:

This course emphasizes the study of world literature. The course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 examines various literary elements, discussing them in the context of selected poems, short stories, plays, and novels. It teaches students how to determine the main idea and theme of a piece of literature, as well as discern the underlying, inferred meaning and tone.

Semester 2 exposes students to works by major European writers from a variety of literary genres. This course also emphasizes the application of critical reading skills.

CREDITS:

1 Credit

PREREQUISITES:

English 1: Grammar and Composition

English 2: Introduction to Literature

STANDARDS:

This course is aligned to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) standards, Florida Sunshine State Standards, and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards.

English 3: World Literature Semester 1

  • ENG 301: Pretest – World Literature
  • Diction, Tone, and Mood
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme
  • Stanza and Verse
  • Symbolism and Imagery
  • Metaphor and Simile
  • Consonance, Assonance, and Alliteration
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Poetry
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Characterization
  • Theme
  • Point of View
  • Literary Elements in “The Scarlet Ibis”
  • Critical Reading
  • The Rocking-Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence
  • ENG 301: Test – World Literature

English 3: World Literature Semester 2

  • ENG 302: Pretest – World Literature
  • Novellas and Novels
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 1
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 2
  • Novella: Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Part 3
  • Novel: Gulliver’s Travels, Part 1 (A Voyage to Lilliput)
  • Novel: Gulliver’s Travels, Part 2 (A Voyage to Brobdingnag)
  • Novel: Gulliver’s Travels, Part 3 (A Voyage to Laputa, etc.)
  • Novel: Gulliver’s Travels, Part 4 (A Voyage to Houyhnhnms)
  • History of Theater
  • Theater Around the World
  • Existentialism: No Exit, a one-act play by Jean Paul Sartre
  • Existentialism: Endgame, a one-act play by Samuel Becket
  • Tragicomedy: Waiting for Godot, Act 1, by Samuel Becket
  • Tragicomedy: Waiting for Godot, Act 2, by Samuel Becket
  • Farce: The Comedy of Errors, Acts 1 – 3, by Shakespeare
  • Farce: The Comedy of Errors, Acts 4 – 5, by Shakespeare
  • ENG 302: Test – World Literature