ENGL1342 Middle Eastern Literature

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Goals 6 and 8 - Humanities & Global Perspective. This course attempts to reflect a growing academic interest in the Middle East and its distinguished literary tradition in context of historical, social, and cultural structures and values in Literature. Novels, short stories, and poetry from Arab, Jewish, and Persian backgrounds are covered.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • define Middle Eastern Literature
  • recognize cultural distinctions
  • differentiate types of Middle Eastern Literature
  • identify different themes within the Middle Eastern Literature
  • relate themes of Middle Eastern Literature to culture and tradition
  • apply critical thinking skills to achieve clarity, accuracy, precision, depth, and fair-mindedness to reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
  • analyze Middle Eastern Literature in relationship to the values, cultural and artistic expressions of society
  • examine the relationship of spirituality in the culture as expressions of literature
  • interpret presented cultural, social, spiritual issues and ideas in relation to one's own experiences
  • analyze literature about cultural issues in relationship to the values, culture, and artistic expressions of society


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other