World Literature 1

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World Literature 1

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, European Studies, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This module is intended to illustrate the history of how writers have confronted an ever expanding world. The popularity of travel writing, and of writing which claims to come from far flung places demonstrates the thrill of being de-centred, of having one's own values and assumptions challenged and sometimes jeopardized. The texts on this module describe a history of dialogue, conflict and confusion between Western European and non-Western European cultures. Literature of this kind can serve both imperialist and anti-imperialist agendas, can help subjugate or can help liberate.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Demonstrate knowledge of the history of dialogue, conflict and confusion between Western European and non-Western European cultures.
    -Demonstrate an ability to read a text in relation to context
    -Show an awareness of how texts can serve both imperialist and anti-imperialist agendas, can help subjugate or can help liberate.
    -Write an essay on a chosen topic or topics, making convincing arguments based on reading primary and secondary texts
    -Identify and use relevant subject-specific electronic resources and other library and archival resources

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    This module is taught through a combination of lectures, on-line support, and support provided by the Learning Resource Officer.

    Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment: 100%

    Penalties: All essays submitted must be received in hard copy and electronically, submitted via Moodle to Turnitin.com. Hard copies must include a fully completed cover sheet and be submitted on or before the stated deadline. Essays submitted without a Turnitin.com ID will not be marked. Late essay penalty - essays late for no valid reason will incur the following penalties: essay mark reduced by 5% per day for the first five days and minus 25% for each week or part thereof for up to four weeks.

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