World Literature in Translation

Arts and Humanities

World Literature in Translation

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    Arts and Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Timothy Watson
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    • Location: 401 Ashe
  • Recommended for
    All students. Because all English Department literature courses are writing-intensive, this cognate is also recommended for students interested in literature who wish to improve their writing and need courses to fulfill the university writing requirement.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

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A study of literary works that, because of their stature and influence, belong to what we may call "world literature." Students will learn how to approach works originally written in different languages and unfamiliar cultural contexts, so that they may read with understanding and appreciation such authors as Homer, Murasaki Shikibu, or Dostoevsky.

Option Groups

Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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