Feb 22, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

ENG 140 - Early World Literature


Course Description: This course introduces students to a survey of major literary works from the classical world through the 16th century. Readings will feature various literary genres and themes, with an emphasis on gaining insights into the foundations of our contemporary global civilization. Selections vary and may include the Bible, ancient Greek drama, Buddhist and Asian philosophies, medieval literature, and major figures such as Lao Tzu, Rumi, Shakespeare and others.


ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities; Literature
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Express literary concepts orally
  • Create written documents that employ Standard English spelling, grammar, punctuation
  • and capitalization
  • Create analytical essays that develop a central point supported by textual and
    other evidence
  • Evaluate literary texts, including major themes and connections to their lives
  • Analyze varied cultural elements in literature (setting, values, topics, themes, etc.)
  • Articulate broadening awareness of similarities and differences among various cultures and their own

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