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

ENG 111 - Chinese Literature


Course Description: This course introduces students to China through the literature of classic texts, poetry and novels, and by exploring the influences of Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Communism. Students will gain a broad perspective on the importance of ritual, familial relations, community and the self across Chinese culture.


ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Literature
Note(s): N/A

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify and interpret plot, character, point of view, setting, symbol, and theme in translated works of Chinese literature
  • Apply skills used in the analysis of Chinese literature to describe, explain, compare, and analyze the development of common themes in a variety of artistic works across Asian culture
  • Compare and contrast elements of Chinese translated literary texts with their own lives
  • Write analytical papers about Chinese literature in translation

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