ENG 310 - Great Books of Western Literature

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: ENG 101 and 3 ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN COMPOSITION)

This course explores works of Western literature that have significant impact on modern writing covering a sampling of ancient philosophers, poets, dramatists, and historians from Homer to St. Augustine. The focus will be on literary works from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will read, study and discuss the literary expressions throughout the ages including one of the longest surviving Old English epic poems, Beowulf, and selected works of Shakespeare, Goethe, Wordsworth, Beckett, Whitman, Dickens, Twain, and Faulkner. CU (Sp)